Indian police beat Congress Party supporters as they take them into custody during a protest march
Clashes broke out in southern India for a second day on January 3 as Hindu hardliners went on the rampage, seeking to enforce a general shutdown in protest at two women entering one of the country's holiest temples.STR/AFP/Getty Images

Kerala had witnessed violence during the statewide shutdown called by pro-Hindutva groups on Thursday over two women entering the Sabarimala temple. Over 1,000 have been arrested under the 'broken window' operation by Kerala Police.

Three BJP workers were also stabbed in Vadanapally village of Thrissur district after a clash with activists of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI).

Nearly 30 police officers were injured along with several political workers and civilians. Over 550 cases have been registered by the police. Nearly 40 houses and offices were also damaged by the protesters.

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has suffered a loss of Rs 3.04 crore after many buses were destroyed.

Mediapersons also staged a protest march after being attacked during the shutdown.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) offices were also damaged in several parts of the state.