General strike: Shops opened in Kozhikode, Kochi
Kochi/Kozhikode: Amid the general strike call, shops were opened at SM Street in Kozhikode and Broadway in Kochi today. Vyapari Vyavasayi Ekopana Samithi had informed earlier itself that shops will be kept open. Shops in many other places were also opened.
Around 30 shops in the 1000 shopped SM Street were opened on Tuesday. Trade unions had earlier said that no shops will be made to shut down forcefully.
At the same time, a shop in Gujarati Street was pelted with stone in the early hours on Tuesday.
The shops in Broadway in Kochi were also opened on Tuesday. Ernakulam District Collector K Mohammed Y Safirulla had visited the Broadway on the previous hartal day, to encourage traders to open shops.
On Tuesday also he visited the traders in Broadway. At present there are no issues. If required, security will be provided, he informed.