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HC stops quarrying at Pandavan Para

The Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court   | Photo Credit: H. Vibhu

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Plea highlights illegal quarrying near protected monument

The Kerala High Court on Friday directed the Thiruvananthapuram district administration to ensure that no quarrying operations were carried out within a 500-m radius of Pandavan Para. The interim directive was issued on a public interest writ petition filed by S. Unnikrishnan. According to him, quarrying operations were being undertaken illegally on the areas near Pandavan Para. Pandavan Para, which is said to have been used by the Pandavas as a hideout during their exile, had been made up of ‘Krishnashila’, which are used for stone carving.

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Printable version | Jan 19, 2020 1:20:18 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/hc-stops-quarrying-at-pandavan-para/article19694861.ece

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