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Hartal (also hartaal) is a term in many Indian languages for strike action, used often during the Indian Independence Movement. It is mass protest often involving a total shutdown of workplaces, offices, shops, courts of law as a form of civil disobedience. In addition to being a general strike, it involves the voluntary closing of schools and places of business. It is a mode of appealing to the sympathies of a government to change an unpopular or unacceptable decision.
Hartal was originally a Gujarati expression signifying the closing down of shops and warehouses with the object of realising a demand. Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian national leader from
The Rakyat (People's) anger towards the BN regime can be channelled constructively by getting people to stay at home with their families and pray together for God to Deliver Malaysia from the tyranny of the Evil BN regime. If every Malaysian irrespective of race or religion cries out to God with one voice, the same God who can move mountains will move the Evil BN regime away from our lives and set the Captives (ISA Detainees) free.
This Scribe feels that the Trade Unions in
Over the next four days I shall present a 4 part series of FAHMI REZA brilliant production of "SEPULUH TAHUN SEBELUM MERDEKA".