Kerala HC seeks Centre’s response on plea challenging move to introduce LDAR in Lakshadweep

The Kerala Excessive Court docket on Friday sought the response of the Central authorities on a PIL challenging the Lakshadweep administration’s move to introduce Lakshadweep Growth Authority Regulation 2021 (LDAR) and the Prevention of Anti-Social Actions Act (PASA) in the islands.

Contemplating the PIL, the court docket declined to keep the operation of LDAR and PASA however directed the Centre to file a
response in two weeks.

The PIL was filed by Congress chief Okay P Noushad Ali.

In his plea, Ali alleged unlawful interference with the social, political and cultural realities in Lakshadweep by the
Administrator.

He submitted that the residents of islands are opposed to the LDAR and the creation of a Lakshadweep Growth Authority (LDA) issued by the administration because it offers powers to the administration to take away the small holding for
property owned by the islanders belonging to the Scheduled Tribes.

The petitioner additionally alleged that the newly launched PASA offers powers to the administration to detain an individual
with none public disclosure for a interval of up to one 12 months.

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