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Marad tense, toll rises to nine

May 03, 2003 12:17 IST

The situation at Marad Beach near Kozhikode in Kerala, the scene of fierce clashes between two groups on Friday night, was described as tense but under control on Saturday morning by senior police officials.

Nine people died in the clashes and over 20 were injured, 11 of them critically.

Additional forces have been rushed to the area to check any fresh incidents. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-Bharatiya Janata Party have called a state-wide bandh to denounce the violence.

Over 60 people have been taken into custody so far.

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Sub: Distorting facts

This is one reason why India will never become secular - we distort facts hoping that if information is not provided to the public, the ...

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Though the selfproclaimed Sonia has asked the Kerala Chief Minister to take strong action to end to the communal violence, why is it that she ...

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dear rediff, i felt terrible pain on reading your totally one sided report about the marad violence! it was an armed assault by 80 odd ...

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Is Kerala turning into communally permanently disturbed state rather than God's own country?

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