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05/07/2019

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The Goa Coastal Zone Administration Authority’s (GCZMA) final week had ordered demolition of 171 constructions on Mandrem, Morjim, Agonda and Galgibaga seashores, residence to nesting websites of the protected Olive Ridley turtles.

HC stays demolitions close to Goa turtle-nesting websites 1

The 171 non permanent constructions are constructed within the no-development zones at seashores that are residence to turtle-nesting websites. (PTI file photograph)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The identify — Olive Ridley — for this sea turtle is tied to the color of its shell — an olive inexperienced hue
  • They’re at the moment probably the most considerable of all sea turtles
  • Inexperienced activists have expressed considerations about mushrooming constructions in no-development zone

The Panaji Bench of the Bombay Excessive Court docket on Monday stayed the Goa Coastal Zone Administration Authority’s (GCZMA) order to demolish 171 non permanent constructions constructed within the no-development zones at seashores that are residence to turtle-nesting websites.

In his order, Justice PD Naik additionally issued notices to the state chief secretary and different authorities functionaries to be responded by June 10.

“The order seeks to demolish the constructions. It’s submitted that no present trigger discover was issued to the events, nor any listening to was performed by the authorities, which quantities to violation of the rules of pure justice,” the excessive court docket acknowledged, whereas granting “interim safety” to the petitioner, the All Goa Non-public Property Shack/Hut Homeowners Affiliation.

The coastal authority final week had ordered demolition of 171 constructions on Mandrem, Morjim, Agonda and Galgibaga seashores, residence to nesting websites of the protected Olive Ridley turtles.

Inexperienced activists have a number of occasions expressed considerations about mushrooming constructions within the no-development zones alongside the coastal belt, which they claimed have been arising within the neighborhood of turtle-nesting websites.

The authority had directed collectors of the South and North Goa districts to hold out demolitions, days after the Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal bench in Pune on Might 1 had fined the GCZMA Rs 1 crore for failure to adjust to the judicial authority’s path to submit a compliance report on variety of development violations within the coastal regulation zones.

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