The kerala high court has already issued rules and stringent limits on the declaration and enforcement of hartals. The complainant claimed that the hartal was being held in violation of a high court ruling that said that hartals may only be proclaimed with advance notice. The state government, on the other hand, told the high court that the clause had not become law and that it was only a Bill instruction.
The kerala government assured the court today that the hartal would not be implemented and that individuals who did not take part in it would be supplied with works and transportation. It was informed to the high court that people who did not participate in the hartal would be protected and that those who were not interested may go to work and guarantee that no untoward occurrences occurred on that day.
The court rejected the claim that the hartal is deemed illegal in this context. Kollam, a resident of Sasthamcotta, took Hartal to the High Court. The LDF and the UDF, Kerala's combined trade unions, have expressed their support for the farmers' unions' Bharat Bandh. Only the Sangh Parivar groups, such as the bjp and RSS, have expressed opposition to the bandh. In these circumstances, it was obvious that the Bharat Bandh would devolve into a kerala hartal.