The hartal called by the Cherama Sambava Development Society (CSDS) in Kottayam today to protest against the attacks against Dalits witnessed sporadic incidents of violence across the district.
Hartal supporters smashed window panes of KSRTC buses. Vehicles are being blocked in various parts of the district.
Following attack on buses, services were stopped in the district. The bus services resumed after the police assured complete security. However, ordinary services is still not operating.
The CSDS which has a stronghold in some eastern pockets of the district is also blocking vehicles in the other parts.
Protesting against the CPM, DYFI and SFI for unleashing planned attacks on Dalits, the CSDS hartal will be from 6 am to 6 pm..