Topic: Praful K Patel
Kerala’s Farook College stands with Lakshadweep, accuses Patel of trying to turn islanders into second class citizens
On this environment day, Farook College Island Students’ Association ( FISA), a collective of Lakshadweep students studying in Farook College in Kerala'a Kozhikode district, organised a webinar titled ‘Mannu, Manushyan, Adhikaram’ (translates to Land, People, Power) to extend its support for Lakshadweep people who are protesting against the draconian regulations proposed by current UT administrator Praful K Patel.
Protesting the administration’s undemocratic and dictatorial reforms, thousands of Lakshadweep people living on the islands and mainland India will observe a twelve-hour long hunger strike, following COVID-19 protocol, starting from 6 am to 6 pm on Monday.
Lakshadweep: Panjayath members in Minicoy boycott official meetings in protest against new regulations
The elected members of District Panjayaths (DP) and Village Dweep Panjayaths (VDP) in Minicoy island in Lakshadweep Union Territory wrote to Amit Varma IPS that they will boycott all official meetings and functions until all the draconian regulation notifications and unilateral reforms by Lakshadweep UT administrator Praful K Patel are revoked.
Former administrators of Lakshadweep, Omesh Saigal and Wajahat Habibullah have sought interventions of country's top officials including Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Home Minister Amit Shah in halting implementation of the draconian proposals initiated in Lakshadweep.