The newly appointed administrator had taken charge in December 2020
The internet is buzzing with people extending their support to the residents of Lakshadweep as they protest against the newly appointed Central Government administrator Praful Patel. In a population that is dominated by Muslims, Mr. Praful Patel under his administration has brought about new laws and changes in existing ones which includes ban on slaughter, transport , buying and selling of Beef, opening trade of alcohol in the pretext of promoting tourism, removal of non vegetarian food from the menu of anganwadi children, forcefully taking over land for ‘infrastructural development’, barring people who have more than two children from contesting in Panchayat Elections and many such changes that have caused the residents of Lakshadweep great distress.
“The news from Lakshadweep is very serious. The situation there poses a challenge to the life and culture of the people inhabiting in the island. Such moves are unacceptable,” said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Politicians and the film fraternity have openly voiced their protest against the administrator and have sought immediate action to resolve the issue. #SaveLakshdweep is trending on the internet now as more and more people are extending their support to them.