Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding Maradu flat demolition, Ernakulum, Kerala, 23/09/2019

  • 23/09/2019

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of the Kerala State Coastal Zone Management Authority Vs Maradu Municipality & Others dated 23/09/2019 regarding Maradu flat demolition, Ernakulum, Kerala. The SC expressed its dissatisfaction at the affidavit filed by the Chief Secretary of Kerala and said that no concrete plan has been made to undertake the demolition.

The Apex Court said that the order for demolition was passed considering the importance of the coastal zones and the need to preserve such areas. No permission was obtained from the Coastal Zone Management Authority to raise the construction. "Owing to such violation of law at various places, huge devastation has already been taken place in the State of Kerala in the year 2018 with colossal loss of human life and the property," said the court.

The SC directs the state of Kerala to ensure that a plan is submitted to prevent such violtions in future and also take action against the violators. The state has been asked to list all such illegal constructions which are in "violation of the notification issued by the Coastal Regulation Zone Authority". The Chief Secretary has to file the affidavit on or before September 27, 2019.