Kerala HC to continue PFI’s dawn-to-dusk strike against NIA, ED

New Delhi: The Kerala High Court has on Friday stayed the state-wide bandh called by the People’s Front of India (PFI).

The Supreme Court has investigated PFI leaders who had called for a demonstration without proper permission. The court ruled that no one can call a bandh in the state without prior notice.

It said flash hartals were deemed illegal. Therefore, it has urged the police authorities to take stern action against the violators.

It has also ordered the police to ensure adequate measures to prevent damage and destruction to public or private property of the government and citizens who do not support the strike.

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By calling the strike, the PFI wanted to show protest against the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) raiding the residences of its leaders.

Investigative authorities began the raids on Wednesday and continued on Thursday. The groups had raided the apartments and offices of various PFI leaders. The investigating agencies were accompanied by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.

The search and seizure operations have caused tension in various parts of central Kerala as PFI activists staged several protests.

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