Thiruvananthapuram: The hartal started in Kerala declaring support for the Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha against the farm laws. The hartal will be held from 6 am to 6 pm. Ruling opposition parties have expressed support for the hartal.
The joint strike committee said milk, newspapers, ambulances, medicine distribution, hospitals, weddings, patient travel, and other essential services were excluded from the hartal. Private vehicles will not be barred. The state government had told the high court that it would ensure freedom of travel.