Thiruvananthapuram: Director general of police Loknath Behera has directed superintendents of police in Kasaragod, Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Wayanad to keep strict vigil following the death of the two in police firing in Mangaluru. In Kerala's Kasaragod district, security measures, including police patrolling, have been increased to avoid violence and untoward incidents.

A Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus from Mangaluru to Kasaragod came under attack near Manjeswaram on December 19. The bus driver suffered injuries in his shoulder, when the stone pelted by two persons on a bike hit the windshield of the bus. No passenger was injured.

Many organisations have announced their plans to hold rallies in Kozhikode, Kannur, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram on Friday as well.

The state has been witnessing a series of protests over the citizenship law.  The CAA seeks to grant Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, and who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.