TAMIL NADU

HC asks Govts. to file counter-affidavit

KOCHI Oct. 28. A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court today directed the Union and State Governments to file a counter-affidavit in response to a writ petition seeking a directive to the Governments to allot forest lands at Sabarimala and Pampa for providing basic amenities to Sabarimala pilgrims. The directive was issued by the Bench comprising Justice S. Sankarasubban and Justice A. K. Basheer on a petition filed by the Travancore Devaswom Board.

The petition also sought a directive to the State Government to construct enough number of check-dams over the Pampa and Kakki and its tributaries.

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