Hartal (also hartaal) is a term in many Indian languages for strike action, used often during the Indian Independence Movement. It is mass protest often involving a total shutdown of workplaces, offices, shops, courts of law as a form of civil disobedience. In addition to being a general strike, it involves the voluntary closing of schools and places of business. It is a mode of appealing to the sympathies of a government to change an unpopular or unacceptable decision. In the case of Iran, it will be an effective mode to bring about regime change i.e. to kicked out the Mullah's hold on power and give power back to the People of Iran.
Hartal was originally a Gujarati expression signifying the closing down of shops and warehouses with the object of realising a demand. MK Gandhi, the Indian national leader from Gujarat organised a series of anti-British general strikes which he called hartals, thereby institutionalizing it. In Bangladesh a hartal is a constitutionally recognised political method for articulating any political demand.
In Sri Lanka, it is often used to refer specifically to the 1953 hartal of Ceylon. Hartals are still common in India, Bangladesh and in northern and eastern Sri Lanka.
In Malaysia, the word "hartal" was used to refer to various general strikes in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, such as the All-Malaya hartal of 1947 and the Penang hartal of 1967.
Already, there have been reports of shops being shutdown in protest in some parts of Iran. What's needed here is for the Independent Workers Union to mobilize the Nation to Hartal. All factories, oil refineries, transport, businesses, schools and colleges must shut down. The People must not show up for work or for classes and instead either continue with the demonstrations or stay home with their families and hold prayer vigils so that Allah SWT will free Iran from the Evil Mullahs. Spread this message to all in the Name of Freedom so that Neda's death is not in vain. Continue with the Hartal until the Islamic Regime is on it's knees and succumbs to the Will of the People.