Kerala HC takes suo motu case against PFI for declaring flash hartal

Updated: Sep 23 2022 12:52PM

Kochi, Sep 23 (PTI) The Kerala High Court on Friday took suo motu case against radical Islamic outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) and its state general secretary over declaring hartal in the southern state today.

Justice A K Jayasankaran Nambiar said despite its 2019 order, a call for a flash hartal was made yesterday by the PFI.

"The action of the aforementioned persons in calling for the hartal without following the procedure contemplated in our earlier order, prima facie, amounts to contempt of the directions of this Court in the order aforementioned," the court observed.