Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer, Dr. Sukumar Azhikode, M. T. Vasudevan Nair, O.N.V. Kurup and B.R.P. Bhaskar, in a joint statement issued today, appealed to the opposition United Democratic Front to abandon the planned hartal on February 19 and go in for an alternative programme which will not cause hardship to the people.
The statement also urged the State government to find urgent solution to the problem of price rise, taking the opposition also into confidence.
The text of the statement, in Malayalam, is available at വായന blog.