Thiruvananthapuram: Four youths were arrested from Ochira in Kollam district today for allegedly sending provocative SMS messages to friends relating to the Ayodhya issue.
Police said the four – Jayakumar, Subhash, Manu and Jijo – were arrested this morning and would be produced before the First Class Judicial Magistrate Court at Karunagappally.
Sending messages in connection with the Ayodhya verdict, to be pronounced later today by the Allahabad High Court, has been banned by the state administration.
Despite civic election campaigns, curbs on holding rallies, public assemblies and raising of slogans have been enforced in Kerala for the next two days.
Special security has been accorded to places of worship including the famous hill shrine of Sabarimala.