A Hartal Day
In modern state hartal has become a common affair which is the symbol of non-violent protest. Generally a hartal day is observed to compel the authority to fulfill some demands. The opposition political parties observe hartal to protest against the corruption, misuse of power and the evil deeds of the ruling party. Sometimes students and people of a locality call hartal to express their demands. On a hartal day normal course of life is stopped. All means of transport and vehicles do not move on the roads. Again, all excited activities of the day come to a standstill. All means of transport and vehicles do not move on the roads. Only rickshaws are seen few and far between. On the day the picketers keep themselves busy in picketing and making violent with the police who are employed to prevent any sort of violence and avert unwanted events. The picketers also burn old tyres on the road to stop the movement of the vehicles. People are to take a lot of troubles to attend their offices. They go on foot as vehicles are not available. As a result, the attendance is very negligible in the offices, factories, industries and shops. The roads look desolate. The economy of the country suffers a heavy loss. Mills, factories and industries stop their work. All the business centers, markets and shops remain closed. The banks cannot operate any transactions. In a word, the day does not bear any good things accept suffering to the common people.