SC gives deadline to demolish illegal apartments in EKM
The top court of the country has directed the concerned authority in the Indian state of Kerala to demolish the illegal apartments in the Maradu panchayat in the state’s commercial capital of Ernakulam on or before September 20.
The court has rejected the state’s plea requesting more time to implement in the order given by the Supreme Court.
The court has even criticised the state government severely. It has directed the state not to violate its order in the matter.
The court has pointed out the poor record of the state government in implementing orders of the top court of the country.
The order, if implemented, will affect as many as four hundred families. The attempts by the families to convince the court about their situation have not succeeded yet.
The effort by the builders of the illegal buildings to convince the court that it has been misled by the Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority has also failed miserably.
The court has directed the Chief Secretary of the state to be present at the next hearing of the case which is scheduled to September 23, three days after the day which is set as the deadline for the demolition of the building for violating coastal zone regulations.
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