While hearing the petition filed by Ajmal Ahmed, a resident of Lakshadweep, the administration once again argued that the court cannot interfere in such policy decisions.
Kerala High Court. (file photo)
The Kerala High Court on Friday dismissed a petition questioning the decision to shut down dairy farms and remove meat from the diet from the mid-day meal menu in Lakshadweep schools. Also said that they cannot interfere in policy matters. About two months ago, the Kerala High Court had stayed two orders of the Lakshadweep administration, shutting down dairy farms and changing the diet of children by eliminating meat, including chicken, from the mid-day meal.
While hearing the petition filed by Ajmal Ahmed, a resident of Lakshadweep, the administration once again argued that the court cannot interfere in such policy decisions. The administration’s counsel S Manu also told that the dairy farm was running in loss and the island was suffering a loss of one crore every year. He also argued that the nutritional needs of children could be increased with a changed menu.
During the hearing, the court said that these orders should not be implemented till the counter affidavit is filed by the administration. In fact, the petitioner had alleged that this order was passed with a malicious intent to change the habits of the people of Lakshadweep.
Kerala High Court gave another important decision today
The Kerala High Court on Friday refused to grant bail to a fake woman lawyer, Ceci Xavier, who had practiced in several courts for two-and-a-half years without a law degree. Justice V Shirsi has directed the accused to appear before the investigating officer immediately. “If she does not surrender before the police, she should be arrested,” the court said.
The Alappuzha North Police had registered an FIR against the fake lady lawyer on the basis of a complaint by the Secretary, Alappuzha Bar Association. A case has been registered against Ceci Xavier under sections 417 (cheating), 419 (cheating by impersonation) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property). The FIR states that Secy Xavier falsely acted as an advocate before the court on roll number K 1177/2018, which is the roll number of another lawyer practicing in Thiruvananthapuram.
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