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India Supreme Court refuses to extend deadline for demolishing flats in Maradu

The court evaluated that it is high time the tendency of courts and other legal systems stopped forgiving those who violate the environment laws.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court stated that the deadline for demolishing illegally built apartments in Maradu in Kochi violating Coastal Regulation Zone rules cannot be extended. The apex court has made it clear while considering the plea filed by the flat owners requesting to extend the deadline until alternate facilities are arranged.

The court evaluated that it is high time the tendency of courts and other legal systems stopped forgiving those who violate environment laws. It also said that the flat owners can approach appropriate platforms seeking compensation.

The Supreme Court ordered on May 8 to demolish the apartments Holy Faith, Alfa Ventures, Golden Kayaloram, Jains Coral Cove and Holiday Heritage built in Maradu violating Coastal Regulation Zone rules.  Earlier, the high court had given a favorable verdict to the flat owners. But the Coastal Regulation Authority approached the Supreme Court against it.

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