MALAPPURAM : Protest against acquiring land for widening national highway continues to rage in Malappuram as clashed were reported near Vellimukku here.
People came to the fore in protest as the survey from A R Nagar to Cherali progressed. They have pointed out that about 32 houses would get demolished if the current alignment is followed. They have said that they would not allow the laying of stones inside the premises of the houses. With trouble breaking out, police entered into the houses and arrested the protesters. There are also reports that even innocent persons were arrested in the melee.