HC demands action against flagpoles in public places


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Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has condemned the erection of flagpoles by encroaching public places. The court observed that numerous flagpoles are found in the nook and corner of public places in Kerala. The government should take action against such encroachment of public places, asked the HC.

The court made this remark while considering a plea demanding the removal of flagpoles erected in front of Mannam Sugar mill’s gate.

The HC pointed out that flagpoles are being erected across the state by encroaching public places.

This practice became a reason for law and order issues too. Flagpoles are erected in this manner by violating the Kerala Land Conservancy Act. Hence, strict action should be taken to stop this practice, demanded justice Devan Ramachandran.

Secretary to Local Self-government department is also named as a party in the case. The government has been asked to inform its stance on November 1.

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