By: Live Law News Network 18 Feb 2019 8:25 AM GMT The High Court of Kerala has initiated suo motu proceedings against the state wide Hartal announced by Youth congress today. State wide Hartal was announced after two Youth Congress workers, Kripesh and Sarath Lal were hacked to death in Kasargod by unidentified assailants. The bench observed that those who called the Hartal would face severe consequences as it is in sheer violation of the court order. The bench has also issued notice to three youth congress office bearers including its state president Dean Kuriakose. The court also enquired about the steps taken by the state against Hartals. The key directions are :The police establishment in the state shall ensure that adequate measures are put in place to prevent any damage/destruction to public/private property of Government/citizens who do not support the call for hartal. In particular, the police shall also take steps to monitor any such activity by the supporters of illegal hartal and shall place before this curt a report giving details of such instances and the extent of damage if any, caused to public/private property. Police establishment shall also keep in mind the provisions of relevant penal laws,… Read full this story
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