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India: Political parties call for shutdown strike in Wayanad District, Kerala State, June 16

15 Jun 2022 | 03:48 AM UTC

Activists plan shutdown strike in Wayanad, Kerala, India, June 16, over conservation zones. Limited disruptions, protests possible.





State opposition parties under the United Democratic Front (UDF) have called for a shutdown strike in Wayanad District, Kerala State, 06:00-18:00 June 16. The action is to demand human settlements be exempted from a recent court verdict mandating clearance of structures within a 1-km radius of notified forest land. Moderate participation is likely for the shutdown strike. Associated protests may occur outside government buildings. Dozens of people may attend the demonstrations.

Public and private hire transport services may be limited, especially if party members violently enforce the strike. Localized business disruptions are possible. Multinational corporations are unlikely to face interruptions. Large gatherings may prompt increased security and localized transport disruptions. Clashes between police and protesters may occur.

Wayanad District is approximately 60 km (37 miles) northeast of Kozhikode.


Confirm business appointments and transport reservations in Wayanad District, June 16. Avoid any protests as a precaution. If any violence erupts nearby, immediately depart the area and seek shelter at a safe non-government building. Heed all official security and traffic advisories.

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