Lakshadweep Prevention of Anti-Social Activity (PASA) Act

Praful Khoda Patel, the administrator of Lakshadweep Islands, is facing opposition by the people of the union territory and from various politicians over certain policies drafted by him recently.

Draft Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation 2021 (LDAR)

The Lakshadweep Development Authority (LDA) was recently created and they have been given powers such as the eviction of land owners. This is facing criticism by the people of the Union Territory as they think LDA was created and pushed by the real estate lobby against the will of the islanders. Under the LDAR authorities have been provided extensive power to prepare comprehensive development plans for any area of the island and can relocate or remove people living in the UT. The people can even be moved from their properties just for the purpose of developmental activity and town planning. Any land can be picked by the government of Lakshadweep and the owners won’t be able to have any say on it.

Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act (PASA)

PASA act was introduced in January 2021 and under this act any person can be detained for a period of up to one year without any public disclosure.

Draft Panchayat notification

According to this notification that has been issued, any member with more than two children cannot contest in panchayat election polls.

Beef Ban, Goonda Act

The opposition is saying that even after being close to zero crime rates, the Goonda Act has been implemented under which alcohol restrictions are to  be revoked. Also Beef ban has been invoked on the island.

Appointment of Administrator

Administrator is appointed in Union Territories, as the person who is in charge for the area. The President of India appoints the administrators.


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