Lakshadweep administration: No proposal to change legal jurisdiction; news reports are baseless
There is no proposal to shift the island's legal jurisdiction from the High Court of Kerala to the High Court of Karnataka, Lakshadweep District Collector S Asker Ali said in a statement.
The Lakshadweep administration has denied the news report, which claimed that it was mulling a change in the legal jurisdiction over the Island from Kerala High Court to Karnataka High Court.
Lakshadweep District Collector S Asker Ali said that the news reports were baseless and devoid of truth.
There is no proposal to shift Lakshadweep's legal jurisdiction from the High Court of Kerala to the High court of Karnataka, Ali said in a statement.
News agency Press Trust of India had on Sunday reported that a proposal to change the legal jurisdiction had been initiated after at least 23 litigations were moved before the Kerala High Court against the island administration's decisions.
Administrator Praful Khoda Patel's decisions have met resentment from people within the island and political representative cutting across parties. His policies like reversing the ban of liquor, preventive detention law, a ban on cow slaughter and a draft regulation proposing sweeping changes in land development regulations have invited protests and claims that the administrator was destroying the heritage of the island territory.
However, administrator Praful Khoda Patel has maintained that his sole intention was to develop the island as a major tourist hub.