Members of the Muslim fundamentalist organization, Popular Front of India (PFI), took a march across the state today to protest against the Supreme Court verdict on the Ramjanmabhoomi land dispute case. The police arrested and removed 70 members of the organization at Mananthavady in Wayanad district.
The police arrested the activists when they began their march on the Kozhikode-Mananthavady road. The members began the march with slogans and led by the district secretary S. Muneer.
The protesters began to march on the Kozhikode-Mananthavady road by evening. However, a police force had already camped at the area and they quickly arrested the PFI protestors who began the march.
The police removed the activists using Police vans and jeeps. The police also took into custody the placards and the mike sets used by the protestors. The police action comes after the Popular Front took the march without the permission of the police and when the protestors failed to follow the instructions of the police.
The incident led to a road block for half an hour on the busy highway.
The PFI is the successor of the NDF, which has been accused of many extremist attacks in the country. The organization has been accused in the Marad massacre where 8 Hindus were hacked to death by a Muslim mob in 2003.