Social Justice

93 Ex-Civil Servants Write To PM Against Lakshadweep Administration

BP World Bureau | Jun 07 2021 05:33:25 PM
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The Constitutional Conduct Group, a group of former civil servants of the All India and Central Services, sent a letter to prime minister Naendra Modi expressing concerns about the current administration of Lakshadweep. 

The letter cited that making new reforms and proposals without proper consultation with the islanders "constitute an onslaught on the very fabric of Lakshadweep society, economy and landscape."

93 former civil servants signed this letter with concerns against “disturbing developments in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep in the name of development" and that Lakshadweep occupies a unique place in India's geographic and cultural diversity.

Read: #SaveLakshadweep Campaign: What To Know 

Administrator of Lakshadweep Praful Khoda Patel introduced three regulations; 

  1. Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation (LDAR)
  2. Lakshadweep Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Regulation (commonly known as PASA or the Goonda Act elsewhere)
  3. Lakshadweep Animal Preservation Regulation (LAPR)

93 signatories of the letter include Former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon, former Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar, ex-Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh, former Adviser to prime minister T K A Nair and former Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah.

Lakshadweep is an ecologically sensitive coral archipelago consisting of 36 islands, spread out over 32 square kilometres in the Indian Ocean.

With a Muslim majority population, the island is known for matrilineal egalatarian lifestyle. 

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