Kochi: The High Court today ordered that anticipatory notice should be submitted for calling for all hartals. The court also observed that just giving prior notice is not a permission to unleash riots. High Court had taken suo motu contempt case against UDF while UDF called for a state-wide hartal over Periya double murder.
Meantime the court has exempted three people including Dean Kuriakose from presenting themselves before the court. Other proceedings will be continued.
The court made it clear that all people have the right to protest, but no one has the right to deny anyone’s fundamental rights. The case postponed to 18th of this month. High Court has also asked the Government to file reply affidavit.