10 injured in clash at Perambra market over fish sale; Collector directs all to enter quarantine
Kozhikode: A dispute regarding sale of fish resulted in clashes between two groups at the Perambra fish market here on Thursday. The dispute between STU (Swathanthra Thozhilali Union) of Muslim League and CITU (Centre of Indian Trade Unions) led to the clash.
The video of the incident is doing rounds on social media. 10 people, who were injured in the clash, were admitted to the Taluk hospital.
A group of STU members had joined CITU a few days ago. On Thursday, CITU activists led by their local secretary came to the market demanding the opportunity to sell fish at the market. The STU faction, which has been selling fish at the market, blocked the CITU activists. This led to a verbal altercation which soon gave way to a clash.
UDF has called for a hartal in Perambra over the attack on workers. UDF alleged that the standing committee chairman responsible for maintaining coronavirus protocol had led the 100 people who attacked the workers.
Collector directs everyone to enter quarantine
Kozhikode Collector S. Sambasiva Rao assured to take stringent action against everyone involved in the clash at Perambra fish market.
The district administration has taken the incident very seriously. All those who were present in the area must enter quarantine, the Collector said. They must contact the respective Primary Health Centres and undergo COVID-19 tests after a week, he added.