Kerala’s Bane Hartal Saves a Life
Some times Harthal saves Life too
Kizhakkayil Meeran, known as Meeranikka a, amongst his friends must thank hartal, the bane of the State, a thousand time. Had there been no hartal in Kothamangalam on Friday 17 August he would haven no more on earth. Despite his wish to see his newborn grandchild in Mar Baselios Medical College Hospital at Kothamangalam on Thursday he could not make it. The nurses at the hospital were on a hunger strike and Kothamangalam was mired in violence following a hartal in solidarity with the striking nurses. He remained in the hospital for want of transportation facility when his house at Kadavu disappeared in a vociferous landslide which claimed 6 lives and 7 houses without a trace.