Kochi, Jan 18 (UNI) Kerala High court today admitted a petition seeking a direction to the state government to take steps to ensure that calls for 'bandhs' and 'hartals' were not published in any media.
A division bench comprising Justices J B Koshi and K Hema also directed the state government to file a counter affidavit within three weeks.
The petition was filed by a public spirited person Sathyavan Kottarakara, who also sought a direction to the government to form a special fund for compensating those who suffered injuries in untoward incidents during 'hartals' and 'bandhs'.
The compensation amount should be recovered from persons sponsoring the 'hartals', he submitted.
UNI XR ARC VV AK1822