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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Kerala Government issued circular for strict implementation of Court Order, not to affix any advertisement in trees.


Trees are not meant for putting hoardings and banners. Held the Court, while dealing with a letter written by a couple of School Students. This is trite law. But not a new law. It only points out the established principles of Environmental Protection Act.

For the strict implementation of the directive, the LSG issued circular to the officials. Nevertheless to say, the circular says, all forms of advertisement, either by nailing and other form... banned. 

The Hon”ble High Court of Kerala initiated suo-moto proceedings [WP(C) No. 14591/2011] on a petition from the students of 
St. Augustine”s Girls Higher Secondary School , Muvattupuzha against erection of Hoarding on trees using iron nails. The Hon”b1e High Court of Kerala vide judgment cited has directed the Government that the local authorities or any other statutory authorities should not be permitted to affix or display any hoarding/advertisement on the trees either by usíng nails or any 
other form.

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