No proposal received from Lakshadweep Administration to transfer jurisdiction from Kerala HC to Karnataka HC: Centre to LS

THE Central Government Wednesday informed Parliament that it had not received any proposal from the Lakshadweep Administration to transfer the legal jurisdiction from Kerala High Court to Karnataka High Court.

The Union Minister Kiren Rijiju was responding to questions asked by Members of Parliament(MPs) in Lok Sabha Anto Antony,  Rajmohan Unnithan and Hibi Eden.

Presently the Kerala high court exercises territorial jurisdiction over Lakshadweep.

In June, the Press Trust of India reported that the Lakshadweep administration had mooted a proposal to move the Union Territory from the jurisdiction of the Kerala High Court to that of the Karnataka High Court. However, the reports were denied by the Lakshadweep district collector S Askar Ali.

The news report came at a time when several petitioners have moved the Kerala High Court against the so-called reforms that the administrator Praful Khoda Patel had proposed.