Thiruvananthapuram : The dawn-to-dusk Kerala shutdown called by a few Hindu groups on Saturday was peaceful, barring a few clashes, police sources said.
The shutdown was called following "detention" of a few religious leaders the previous night from the Sabarimala temple premises.
Among the detained on Friday night was Hindu Iykavedi (HI) President and senior BJP leader K.P. Sasikala, who was proceeding towards the Lord Ayyappa shrine.
Following her detention, Hindu Iykavedi leaders called for a shutdown backed by the state BJP.
Sources said Sasikala, carrying the customary holy kit 'Irumudi Kettu' on...