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HC quashing MoEF order on NGT a slap on Parrikar govt: AAP

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The unit of Aam Admi Party (AAP) today said the order quashing the MoEF notification on the National Green Tribunal (NGT) was a "direct indictment" of

The today quashed the order of the Union (MoEF), which had transferred the jurisdiction over from the bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to its principal bench at

In a statement issued today, AAP's convenor Elvis Gomes said the HC order is a direct indictment of the Manohar Parrikar government, at whose request the MoEF had issued the notification shifting jurisdiction of Goa cases from the bench to the NGT's principal bench in

"It is a slap on their face. The state had acted clandestinely to put hurdles in the path of scores of Goa's environmentalists and green warriors toiling hard to protect Goa," Gomes said.

"has smiled on Goa with the HC order destroying the Parrikar-led political establishment's evil intent of obliterating Goa's vigilant green brigade to allow indiscriminate destruction of state's ecologically sensitive and scarce land resource for windfall kickbacks," he added.

According to Gomes, Goa has a strong case for demanding the NGT bench in the state with over 60 per-cent cases in being filed from Goa.

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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 22:57 IST