bq. The Bombay high court on Thursday directed the Maharashtra government to file an affidavit by February 4 in response to a bunch of petitions asking the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party to pay Rs 50 crore for losses suffered by citizens due to the bandh organised by them in the city in July last year. [“Rediff”:http://us.rediff.com/news/2004/jan/08bandh.htm]
Kerala High Court has banned bandhs in the state. So people just renamed it to “hartal”:http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&edition=in&q=kerala+hartal&btnG=Search+News and still bring the state to a halt. I hope the court passes the judgement that political parties who prevent people from earning their living, pay for the damages they cause.