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Written by: Aniket Anjan (Intern)
Edited by: Anubhav Yadav (Content Head & Developer)

BACKGROUND

Lakshadweep has been in news because of the proposed regulation which is brought by the administrator Praful Patel on May 28, 2021. The Kerala High Court had declined to stay the draft of Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation 2021 (LDAR) the High Court allows administration for two weeks to respond to public interest litigation which is moved by Congress politician K.P Noushad Ali he challenged the LDAR and the Prevention of Anti-social Activities Act (PASA) which is introduced in the island of Lakshadweep.

KERALA HIGH COURT DECLINE FOR STAYING LAKSHADWEEP DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY REGULATION 2021

A division bench of justice MR Anitha and K. Vinod Chandran has formed and, both will hear the petition which allowed two weeks times for the respondent additional solicitor general KM Natraj who has to respond on the behalf of the union territory administration and the other respondent’s other side Anoop Nair who is the counsel for the petitioner has prayed that the administration should not be allowed or implement anything in this two week, a bench also said this policy matter and let all the person be involved or share their views with the court the High Court had and also sent notice to union government and island administration for posted that hearing after two weeks, Further justice Vinod Chandran responded: “nothing doing policy matter and why unnecessarily”.

Lakshadweep was in news for the past few days for the continuous proposed regulation by administrator Praful Patel. There are lots of criticisms against this regulation he came out with a draft with several reforms such as Lakshadweep Prevention of anti-social activity regulation, Lakshadweep animal preservation regulation, amendment in panchayats staff rules of Lakshadweep and Lakshadweep development authority regulation. These all are regularly criticized for being harmful to the people and environmental balance of the island. One of the major reforms in the draft Lakshadweep Prevention of anti-social activity regulation 2021 which is critically criticized. The island is a place which is mainly famous for some of the lowest crime rate in the country. Representatives of the peoples also say that the administrator did not take any permission or consultation before the bill or the reform brought before, people of that island are in fear that administrator’s intention is to destroy the life and culture diversity of people of Lakshadweep. Petitioner alleged that the administration prefers only contract-based appointment because it had required recruitment rule for the appointment of assistant public prosecutor when this case comes for hearing in the court at told the council for Lakshadweep administration “you know what is happening in the Lakshadweep, not about the newspaper report and all, on the judicial side I have warned you once as I am the judge in charge of the administration there”.

The Kerala High Court on 31st may 2021 said that the union government has to decide whether to accept or reject objection of draft Lakshadweep town and country planning regulation the High Court made this decision while disposing of public interest litigation which is filled by Mohammed Sadique of Kavaratti. He said 30 more days to file an objection for draft regulation in a view of corona virus, the High Court said the petitioner can forward this suggestion Lakshadweep administrator within two weeks and it should be forwarded to the union government too.

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