Tourism to be exempted from bandhs

Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vivayan made this important call in his recent weekly television programme while taking part in a discussion with the industry giants in the state, says Chief Ministers Office.

Kerala Chief Minister on Tuesday expressed his wish that, just like the way hospitals, milk and the newspapers, the tourism industry in the state should also be exempted from bandhs and strikes.

“Even though in a democracy, calling a shutdown is an accepted form of protest, in the overall interest of the tourism industry – as a shutdown brings troubles for visiting tourists – it would be a good idea that the shutdown organizers exempt them from it,” mentioned Pinarayi Vijayan.

Shutdowns are a regular phenomenon in Kerala which put normal life out of gear and causes loss in billions. Even though the Kerala High Court has brought out rules to prevent them from affecting normal life, the law enforcers are yet to act, showing green flag for political parties and even social organisations to call for one, at any moment they decide.

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