The Kerala High Court on Thursday expressed displeasure over the boards and flags on the highways as a part of the Congress ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’.
“Illegal Instillations have been made by a particular political party on every side of National Highway from Trivandrum to Thrissur and even beyond; and that even though the Police Authorities and other statutory authorities are fully aware of this, they have chosen to turn a build eye to it,” the court docket noticed.
Single Bench of Justice Devan Ramachandran noticed this whereas contemplating the matter of unlawful banners and boards on roads.
This has been dropped at the discover of the court docket by the Amicus Curie who identified that, a “particular political party, while conducting procession across Kerala, had illegally erected large numbers of boards, banners, flags and others.”
The court docket additional noticed, “These illegal installations cause great danger to motorists since their attention would be distracted while moving through Highway; and there is also the real danger of some of these installations coming loose and creating havoc, particularly with respect to two-wheelers. There is also the problem of such installations being disposed of and the waste generated by it becoming incapable of being handled by the Local Self Government Institutions or by any other competent authority. Why the official Authorities are not aware of such issues, particularly when our State can no longer take the climate or weather for granted.”
Court additionally opined that “the mainline political parties appeared to be engaging in such illegal actions. These are the entities to which the citizens of this Court look up for direction, particularly in our quest for creating a better and a new Kerala. Large sums have been expended for the purpose of creating a modern environment, good roads, pedestrian spaces, recreational spaces etc., but such areas are now being taken up by such illegal installations, by persons who believe that they can act with impunity.”
The inconsiderate actions of some and the indifference is proven to it by the official Authorities can’t, nevertheless, deter this Court from its resolve of constructing Kerala a safer place.
The Court adjourned the matter for Friday.
It additionally requested the Additional Advocate General to get directions from the Principal Secretary, Local Self Government Department, Chief Secretary and State Police Chief as to how these unlawful installations have been put up and why they haven’t been eliminated.
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