The Division Bench of the Bombay High Court at Goa, Their Lordships Justice M S Sonak and Justice Bharati Dangre issued a notice on a PIL filed by Manoj Parab, Viresh Borkar of Revolutionary Goans and other villagers, challenging the Nauxim Marina project at Nauxim Bay, Tiswadi. This project is opposed unanimously by the villagers since long as their livelihood is in danger. The PIL raises the question as to the jurisdiction of MPT to grant a lease of the foreshore área to Kargwal.

The PIL also raises questions relating to the doctrine of public trust and highlights the impending destruction of the mudflats of housing the protected window-pane oysters and also sets out that the Marina will pose a security threat to Goa especially the Naval armament depot and the Raj Bhavan at Dona Paula.

The notice is returnable on 25 January 2021. Shri Carlos Alvares Ferreira with Adv Dhaval Zaveri appeared for the Petitioners whilst Advocate General Mr. Devidas Pangam appeared for the State.


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