Deciding to a PIL filed by the Kerala federation of woman lawyers, high court ruled that dumping wastes on road will be considered criminal offense. After banning smoking in public now the high court has taken one more step ahead. This decision came when the state is flooded with the pilgrims of Sabarimala temple. A division bench comprising Justice C.N Ramchandran Nair and Justice P.S Gopinath directed the state government to register criminal cases against those who do not comply with this order. We want the authorities concerned to implement the order strictly, the bench observed. High court also ordered the local self government bodies to take initiative for better implementation of this order and as a result it directed that all the road sides should be clear of dumped waste. The court also directed that any person can file a complaint against other for not complying with the order.
Report by Abhishek Kumar