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It is up to the Center to decide on objections to the Lakshadweep draft regulation: Kerala HC | India News


Kerala’s high court said Monday that it is up to the central government to decide whether to accept objections to the Lakshadweep draft urban and rural planning regulation. The regulation is one of the contentious policy changes initiated by administrator Praful Patel and is opposed by islanders for fear that it takes away land rights from the tribal community.
In disposing of a PIL filed by one Mohammed Sadique of Kavaratti, a court dividing the court said the Center should consider suggestions, comments, objections, etc. raised against the draft regulation. “Nothing would prevent the[home affairs]ministry from considering any of the suggestions if they are worth considering. It may not be appropriate for this court to order the central government or administrator to accept any suggestion or comment, ”the court said. The petitioner had requested an additional 30 days to present objections to the draft regulations.

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