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Case Review: Vishnu Mor V/S Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority

Mrigank Gurudatt, L.L.M, Coastal, Maritime Security Studies & Governance, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat

CASE CITATION: 2002 (4) ALT 746, W.P. 2912 of 2000 ORDER: The Hon. Mr. V.V.S. Rao, J, At the HC of Andhra Pradesh For the Appearing Parties: D.Srinivas Karra, M.Gangaram, Sumalini Reddy, T.S.Anand, T.Veerabhadraiah, V.Venkateswara Rao, Y.Srinivasa Murhty, Advocates


Coastal Security and Environment are two of the most neglected aspects in India’s policy framework and often less attention is paid by the Government towards these. Through this case study, the aim of the paper is to highlight Judicial Intervention in matters relating to Environment especially the Coastal areas and implementation of CRZ guidelines before licensing and other laws. Time and again the Hon. Courts have highlighted the importance of Environment in M.C. Mehta chain of Environmentalism cases as well as other cases like Vellore Citizens Welfare Forum etc. where either a need for maintaining balance between sustainability and future is felt or Immediate security of Environment is required. This is one of such landmark cases following the Maradu Municipality Demolition case of 2019 where the Supreme Court of India ordered five apartments in Maradu municipality in Kerala to be demolished within one month, for violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules where in the period 2005-06 the Panchayat had granted permission for construction of the Flats similar to this case commentary of Vishnu Mor and the panchayat was asked to revoke all the listed building permits as per Rule 16 of the Kerala Municipality Building Rules 1999 (KMBR). On receiving the letter, the panchayat issued show- cause notice to the builders in all the cases.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

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ISSN: 2582-8878


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