|March 5, 2014 at 10:50 am #5232|
The judicial magistrate first class (JFMC), Pernem, has directed the Pernem police to register an FIR against the hotels and shacks causing noise pollution at Ashvem beach.
The court observed while quoting an apex court judgment that to take away the right of natural rest is a violation of human rights and it becomes violation of a fundamental right when it is disturbed intentionally, unlawfully and for no justification.
Judge Ram Prabhu Desai ordered the police to register an FIR based on the complaints lodged by the applicants and investigate the matter thoroughly.
The court has also directed the police to furnish a detailed report regarding the investigations in the matter on or before the next hearing that is on March 28.
Applicant Prasad Shahapurkar and Kashinath Shetye had approached the court and stated that the police had not registered his complaint against indiscriminate noise pollution at Ashvem beach by use of musical instruments by some hotels and shacks.
The applicants alleged that the entire village is disturbed by the loud use of music during beach parties in ecologically fragile areas.
Source/Reference: Times of India, “Court orders FIR against noise polluters at Ashvem“