Malappuram: The down-to-dusk hartal called by the SDPI demanding bifurcation of Malappuram district was marred by sporadic violence.
One person was injured in a clash between the SDPI and the CPI-M activists during the hartal at Karinkallathani near Perinthalmanna.
At Vazhikkadavu, the police resorted to lathicharge when the protesters tried to stop a police vehicle carrying the arrested persons. Eight pro-hartal activists were arrested at the place.
An incident of stone pelting on a bus was reported at Angadippuram. Ten SDPI activists were arrested at the place following the incident.