The High Court of Manipur was hearing a public interest litigation case (PIL number 14 of 2019) along with several other review petitions and PILs.
The High Court of Manipur has directed the concerned authorities not to initiate any development or construction works in and around the Loktak Lake without the leave of the high court.
The high court was hearing a public interest litigation case (PIL number 14 of 2019) along with several other review petitions and PILs on Friday.
“Pending further orders, the authorities shall abide by the earlier order dated 17/07/2019 passed by this Court in PIL Case No. 24 of 2017 and ensure that no development/construction works are initiated in and around the Loktak Lake without the leave of this Court,” the court observed.
Advocate General, Manipur, Lenin Hijam, appearing for the state authorities, sought time to file a comprehensive reply for the miscellaneous cases as well as the main review petition.
The high court maintained that the reply shall specifically address the steps taken by the state government in response to the issues raised by the Ministry of Environment, Government of India, vis-à-vis the shortcomings in the ‘Wise Use Plan’ and more particularly, the absence of a ‘Brief Document’.
Sr. PCCG, S Samarjeet, appearing for the central government, also sought time to file his replies in this matter.
Needful shall be done by the next date of hearing on April 8, 2022, with advance copies to the counsel opposite, the high court directed.