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Hartal: Over 200 people taken in preventive custody

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Thiruvananthapuram: The dawn to dusk statewide shutdown called by around 33 organisations on Tuesday in Kerala to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, began with the police taking around 100 people into preventive custody, from various parts of the state.

The authorities taking a strong stand against the protesters did not order a holiday to the educational institutions.

The shutdown partially effected the state as in districts like Kannur, Kasargode, Palakkad, Kollam and parts of Ernakulam, the protesters blocked the roads.

At some of the affected districts places, the police and the protesters were engaged in a face to face standoff and the police have took 233 protesters into custody so far.

In the affected districts, it was mostly private vehicles that were seen on the roads.

In the state capital city, normal life has not been affected, but stray cases of stoning of buses have been reported.

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