Kerala HC takes suo motu case against PFI for declaring 'illegal' hartal

Updated: Sep 23 2022 3:08PM

Kochi, Sep 23 (PTI) The Kerala High Court on Friday said the hartal called by the Popular Front of India today was prima facie contempt of court since it went against a 2019 order passed by it on such protests.

Justice A K Jayasankaran Nambiar said despite its 2019 order, a call for a flash hartal was made on Thursday by the PFI. It was an "illegal" hartal.

The court took suo motu case against PFI, the radical Islamic outfit, and its state general secretary over declaring hartal in the southern state today.