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Hartal

 

in India, the cessation of all business activity as a sign of protest. During the national liberation movement in India the hartal took the form of a general strike involving workers, the urban middle classes, merchants, students, and schoolchildren. The hartal may include meetings and protest demonstrations. From 1918 to 1947 it was a fundamental tactic in the National Congress’ campaign of noncooperation with the colonial authorities. Since India achieved independence in 1947, the hartal has sometimes been used by various political parties as a method of political struggle.

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The bulk of the work thus consists of the findings gleaned from archaeological surveys and excavations supervised by Moshe Hartal in the mid-1990s.
Another minority party, the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), was also joining in the hartal.
The common man in the state was more inconvenienced as today's hartal coincided with a strike by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation employees.
The density of private vehicles, which used to come out in large numbers on the road on hartal days, was thin on Tuesday.
Following the KNAB's failure to seize the mosque, the group announced a dawn-to-dusk hartal and added the demand that parliament pass a law declaring Muhammad as the last prophet; however, the hartal threat never materialized.
Porritt, "The 1955 Trade Hartal (The Unofficial Birth of the SUPP)," Sarawak Gazette, 1530 (December 1954):58.
Starting in 1994, these hartals became more and more frequent.
Uncharacteristically, a vehicle in which tourists were travelling was stopped by hartal supporters in Idukki district, and stones were thrown at a vehicle in Kochi carrying pilgrims to the Sabarimala temple.
Bhubaneswar, April 28 -- Normal life was badly hit in the State during the dawn-to-dusk hartal called by 13 political parties against the Centre's alleged failure to check price rise.
1679), although all three have subsequently been deleted with hartal (correction paste).
Following up on the violence related to the hartal in Kozhikode on Friday, police have taken cases against 1,500 people.
Every Saturday, he issues the schedule of hartal ( strike) for the next week.