Curlies demolition begins, but SC grants stay; hearing next week

Counsel says owners right to follow course of natural justice not allowed
The demolition began in the morning.
The demolition began in the morning.

Curlies beach shack in Anjuna got a temporary reprieve after the Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Government of Goa to halt operations till the next hearing.

Based on the SC order, the demolition work which commenced at 7 am this morning was halted. The next hearing of the matter is scheduled next week.

Curlies beach shack has been in the limelight after the death of BJP spokesperson Sonali Phogat from Haryana.

A case was filed in 2016 with the GCZMA for the demolition of the controversial structure of Curlies beach shack, and, in turn, the beach shack owner had filed an appeal with the NGT which was dismissed a few days back.

Immediately after the dismissal of the appeal, the government machinery initiated the demolition of the structure.

The demolition began in the morning.
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Meanwhile, speaking to the reporters in Anjuna, the lawyer representing Curlies said that they were served notice of demolition on September 8 and within 24 hours, the government machinery started demolition of the structure depriving the owners the right to follow the course of natural justice.

“We received that order on September 8 and we appealed in the Supreme Court and we have obtained a stay on it till the next hearing which is likely to take place next week," said the lawyer.

Locals, media, police force, civil servants and local governing body officials were present at the site when the demolition had begun in the morning with the help of manual labourers, hydraulic excavators and earth movers.

The demolition began in the morning.
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