Hartal in Kerala tomorrow 2021, Thiruvananthapuram: Even though Kerala has been attracting tourists; from all over the world by presenting the state as “God’s Own Country. The state has not seen this extreme type of protest; until the global pandemic and a ruling by the Kerala High Court. The extended pause is due to come to an end on Monday, September 27. When the government of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) meet (UDF). The walkout is almost certain to devolve into a hartal, which would, strangely, fall on World Tourism Day!
A Big Blow To The Tourism Sector
The hartal would occur at a time when the state’s tourism industry is slowly returning to normal; after suffering significant losses during the COVID-19 issue. The hartal would convey the incorrect message to tourists; particularly those from north India, who are keen to visit the state. Other businesses, in addition to tourism, are progressively reviving in Kerala.
Meanwhile, PK Aneesh Kumar, CEO of Travel Planners, stated that individuals from Kerala are currently visiting the state’s tourism sites. “The number of Keralite visitors is quite small. They prefer to visit a tourist attraction on Saturdays or Sundays and return on Monday morning. Due to the upcoming hartal on Monday; these visitors will either come back on Sunday or postpone their trip,” he said.
The political Angle
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and former CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan had previously stated; that hartals would have little impact on everyday life. While they sought to change the perception of Kerala as a place hostile to business.
The Court Order
Before holding a hartal, the court ordered that a notice of at least seven days be issued. The court also stated that the organizations making the call were responsible for any damages incurred during the hartal..