The Kerala High Court has come out against the state wide hartal called by Congress leadership on October 16. The court on Thursday sought explanation.in this regard from Opposition Leader Ramesh
The High Court also directed. the state government to provide full protection to citizens on the day of the hartal. This is to avoid the hartal paralysing civic life. The court observed that there was fear in the minds of
the people and it has to be removed which the court felt was the government's responsibility. The hartal on October 16 has been called by the Congress and UDF against what they described as the
anti-people policies of the NDA government at the centre and the LDF government in the state.