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Soman vs Geologist [2004 (3) KLT 577] (Restrictions on sand/clay mining)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA

Hon`ble Justice K.Balakrishnan Nair .

Soman vs Geologist.

Reported in 2004 (3) KLT 577 .

K. Balakrishnan Nair, J.

The petitioners are challenging two conditions imposed by the Geologist, while granting the quarrying permits to them for quarrying ordinary sand and brick clay from their properties. The brief facts of the case, as stated by the petitioners, are the following:

India -- Thilakan v. Circle Inspector of Police, Cherpu Police Station and Others W. P. (C) No. 24627/2007(F) (2007.10.23)

2007 (4) KHC 536 (DB) THE KERALA HIGH COURT Hon’ble Mr. Justice K. Balakrishnan Nair & Hon’ble Mr. Justice T. R. Ramachandran Nair Thilakan v. Circle Inspector of Police, Cherpu Police Station and Others W. P. (C) No. 24627 of 2007(F), decided on 23rd October, 2007 JUDGMENT The Judgment of the Court was delivered by K. Balakrishnan Nair, J. 1. Though, this is one of the run-of-the-mill police protection cases being filed every day before this Court, it throws up certain questions relating to environmental protection.

India -- M.C. Mehta v. Union of India, WP 13029/1985 (2001.03.26) (Vehicle Pollution Case: Buses Must Use Natural Gas)

M. C. Mehta

v.

Union of India and others.

Writ Petn. (Civil) No. 13029 of 1985,

26.3.2001

ORDER :—

1. With a view to check rapid deterioration of air quality in Delhi, which was becoming a health hazard besides being an environmental enemy, certain directions have been issued by this Court from time to time in the main writ petition.

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