Amid ‘disturbing developments’ in Lakshadweep, former bureaucrats write to PM Modi. With growing protests over new regulations in the Lakshadweep Union Territory, a group of retired officials sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condemning the “struggle attitude” of the new governor Praful Khoda Patel and urging him to defend the unique culture and culture of the island.
They said the recent developments in Lakshadweep were “disruptive” and in the name of tourism development in the Maldives, local sentiments were ignored.
The latest draft of the Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation (2021) and the new rules introduced by the regulator have removed protests on the island and in various parts of the continent. Last week, a meeting in Kerala unanimously passed a resolution calling for the reinstatement of the director.
The signatories, 93 retired executives, said they were not affiliated with any political party but believed in neutrality and commitment to the Constitution and urged the Prime Minister to rely on indigenous peoples before making decisions.
They said the draft regulation not only ignores the unique geography and public life of the islands but also gives the “undisputed and reckless power” to the manager to acquire, modify, transfer and remove or remove the islanders from their area. They also pointed out that the Lakshadweep Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Regulation (Goonda Act) is unnecessary and unnecessary.
“According to the National Crime Records Bureau the crime rate on the island is very low compared to other Indian countries, this has created fears that the real purpose of the law is to criticize dissenters or protests against the policies and actions of the regulator,” the letter said. in the name of development popular feelings are ignored, say that.
The Lakshadweep Animal Preservation Regulation Act, if passed into law, will prevent the killing of animals and prohibit the use, storage, transport or sale of cattle, which is said to be on an island where there is a natural limit for livestock development, the book said. there is no such ban in Kerala or in the northeastern states.
A letter from the former constitutional conduct group said that these structures have been introduced without consultation with the people of South Africa and are currently in the Home Affairs Department for approval. It also said that each of these measures does not affect development but is carried out through an unusual and inappropriate policy, which violates the process used to respect the environment and the Lakshadweep community.
The signatories include former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon, former Foreign Minister Sujatha Singh, former Permanent Secretary to the Prime Minister T K A Nair, former Chief Information Officer Wajahat Habibullah and former Prasar Bharati Jawahar Sircar.