Thiruvananthapuram : A dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to protest against the death of a man said to be a Sabarimala devotee affected normal life in the state on Friday.
The 50-year-old set himself on fire at a BJP protest venue on Thursday and succumbed to his injuries in a hospital here. But in his dying declaration, he made no mention of the Sabarimala temple.
Most shops and business establishments besides all educational institutions in the state were closed but private vehicles plied.
The state-run Kerala State Road...