Cochin | The High Court slammed the government’s move to demolish buildings and sheds off the coast of Lakshadweep. A High Court bench headed by Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan directed that the demolition proceedings be stayed till further notice.
The local government had yesterday issued a notice to the owners asking them to demolish the buildings and sheds built on the shores of the islands, including Kavaratti, as per the decision of the administrator. The action was based on the argument that the construction activities were unscientific. Netizen had stated that the land documents should be produced by June 30 and that the Revenue Department would later charge the owners themselves for the cost of demolishing the building.
The owners then approached the High Court questioning the action. The court stayed the proceedings and sought an explanation from the Lakshadweep government within three weeks.