mouicon Bill against hartal

Hartals are a part of life in Kerala and, in spite of repeated efforts by the courts and various governments to curb it, it has remained so. While many Malayalis take it as an alternative holiday, others, including most political parties and trade unions, see these mass agitations as a way to protest against injustice and social inequities. Now a fresh effort to regulate hartals is in the works. A new bill has been drafted following High Court directive. The draft bill puts many restrictions on conducting hartal. The most significant constraint is that the supporters of hartal are hereafter required to set aside advance compensations to remedy any possible damages caused due to the hartal. Another important restrain is that a three-day advance notification is to be given before co...

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