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The court issued the order on a petition filed by Sojan Paviyanose, ward member, Mallappally panchayat, seeking to ban forced hartal.
The travelling public was hit hard as there was no conveyance available, with buses and autorickshaws staying off the roads.
The 12-hour hartal called by the UDF and LDF affected post-flood relief operations as unloading of materials from parcel vans both at the Palakkad and Shoranur junctions came to a grinding halt.
The near-total dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the ruling front and the opposition parties, as part of a nation-wide strike against the fuel price hike, disrupted normal life in state on Monday.
All shops remained closed and functioning of private and government offices was badly affected. Both the LDF and the UDF staged rallies in the morning demanding immediate reduction of fuel prices.
Senior Congress leader V D Satheesan has chosen to stay away from Monday’s hartal saying that Kerala is yet to complete the relief and rehabilitation of flood victims.
The nationwide hartal called by Left parties from 6 am to 6 pm should be observed without affecting flood relief activities, said LDF convener A Vijayaraghavan.
Normal life is expected to be affected on September 10 in the state, as both LDF and UDF have called for a hartal from 6 am to 6 pm.
The organisation’s ‘Prant Karyavah’ (state secretary) P Gopalankutty Master said RSS was hopeful the Supreme Court would examine all aspects before deciding on the issue.
Various Hindu organisations had called the hartal in protest of the government's stance in favour of entry of women in the 10-50 age group in Sabarimala.
Curfew-like restrictions have been imposed in the Tral town and adjoining areas since Friday evening to prevent any demonstration.
The hartal on April 16, called by a few individuals via social media platforms ostensibly in protest against the rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl, however, had erupted into violence.
Kevin P Joseph, a Dalit Christian, was abducted and killed by a gang of criminals allegedly engaged by his fiancees' relatives.
Sources in the Crime Branch, which analysed data in hundreds of the seized mobile phones, said no case of ‘sedition’ could be made out against those involved.
This is when the legislative attempts to formulate a law like the previous UDF Government's Kerala Regulation of Hartal Bill in 2015, ended in vain.