Thiruvananthapuram: Continuous hartals have nominally affected Tourism industry in the Kerala, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. He also suspected that several oranisations declared hartal to achieve this goal.
Addressing a gathering after inaugurating Vasantholsavam at Kanakakkunnu here on Friday, the CM said that several nations had directed their citizens not to visit Kerala. He added that hartal was a last resort among protest.
It is normal to organize protests, but recently there has been a trend to use hartal, which is a last resort among protests, in the beginning itself, the CM said.
Kerala had witnessed continuous protests following the Supreme Court order allowing entry of women to the Sabarimala temple. After several protests, including hartals witnessed large-scale violence in the state, several countries including Britain and the US had issued warnings to their citizens.