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hartal

(hɑːˈtɑːl)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in India) the act of closing shops or suspending work, esp in political protest
[C20: from Hindi hartāl, from hāt shop (from Sanskrit hatta) + tālā bolt for a door (from Sanskrit: latch)]
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The Bharatiya Janata Party called for a hartal (strike) in Mannarkad taluk on Saturday to protest the tribal's killing.
Centring the January 5 national polls of 2014, the BNP-Jamaat combine created unprecedented anarchy throughout the country unleashing vandalism, destruction, killing, subversive acts in the name of non-stop siege and hartal programmes.
On the shutdown calls given by the Hurriyat leadership, the Mirwaiz said, in the absence of political space for dissent, all the resistance leadership is left to do is to call for a hartal (shutdown) when something happens.
Another disturbing report is that the entire Northern Province is likely to ground to a halt-It is becoming clear that the ladies in the villages are contemplating on open protest, including hartals, urging even the people of Vadamaradchy to join with their protests and this hartal is likely to spread in the entire Northern Province, paralyzing it at any moment.
The Aquino administration cannot evade responsibility for the hartal carnage.
Shortly after the Appellate Division bench of Bangladesh Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the review petition of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party's Assistant Secretary General Kamaruzzaman who is now behind the bar, it called the 48-hour nationwide hartal for April 7 and 8, protesting what it referred to as "the government hatching conspiracy to kill its leaders.
Girl Students Observe Fast: Hartal in Government College for Women' in The Tribune, 7 May 1930.
RSS-BJP leaders alleged that the CPI(M) was behind the killing and gave a call for a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the state on September 2.
The opposing cartel has, however, gone back to the hackneyed protest mechanism - hartal - even before making their objection registered in the parliament.
A stock broker said : "Closing session of the week was the session of profit booking as earlier positioning in sound scrips encouraged investors' to book profit amid second day countrywie hartal.
On 23 February, there was a complete hartal in Karachi.
In contemporary Bangladesh a hartal refers to a strike called by a political party, intended to paralyze all activity in cities--closing factories, shops, and major institutions such as colleges, and shutting down public transit.