A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Friday asked the State government to inform the court of the steps taken on the recommendations of the Kerala Law Reforms Commission and High Court directives on hartals.

The High Court issued the order when a batch of public interest litigations against hartals came up for hearing.

The court, during the hearing, sought the steps taken to comply with an earlier High Court directive to the State government to consider framing a comprehensive law covering all aspects of the matter with due consideration of the State Law Reforms Commission recommendations as well as a Bill framed by the commission to prohibit and regulate hartals.

Affidavit

Meanwhile, the government submitted in an affidavit that as many as 89 cases were registered against those who attempted to disrupt normal public life on the hartal held on October 16, 2017 by the UDF.

It was held in protest against the anti-people policies of the State and Centre governments.

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