#LakshadweepIslands

.Lakshadweep, India
Lakshadweep Police on Thursday registered an FIR against filmmaker Aisha Sultana on charges of sedition. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ Aisha Sultana)

Aisha is a Lakshadweep-based model and actor Aisha Sultana who made her independent directorial debut with ‘Flush’.

.Lakshadweep, India
Residents claim that the new regulations will destroy the unique culture and tradition of the islands. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@BasheerEt)

  • Administrator Praful Khoda Patel has proposed a new set of regulations for Lakshadweep
  • They are aimed at helping the islands become a major tourism hub
  • The proposed regulations are related to tourism, cattle and panchayat elections

.Kavaratti, Lakshadweep, India
The resolution was moved by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Praful Khoda Patel, Lakshadweep's administrator, is being criticised over a slew of his policy decisions
  • Moving the resolution, Kerala CM said there was an attempt to destroy the archipelago's lifestyle and ecosystem
  • Vijayan said that there was an attempt to implement the 'saffron agenda' through the backdoor

.Kavaratti, Lakshadweep, India
Lakshadweep's administration is being criticized for a string of decisions they've taken in the last year. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • "Lakshadweep is and will remain peaceful," District Collector S Asker Ali said
  • The official said that the administration is working to promote the fishermen
  • "Liquor permits have been given at the selected tourist establishments," he added

.Kavaratti, Lakshadweep, India
Praful Khoda Patel is a BJP leader and the Administrator of Lakshadweep. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@prafulkpatel)

  • Praful Khoda Patel is being criticised over some of his policy decisions
  • Opposition party members alleged that he unilaterally lifted restrictions on the use of alcohol in the Muslim-majority islands
  • They alleged that Patel demolished fishermen's sheds built on coastal areas

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
On Wednesday, the US Navy’s 7th fleet announces,” USS John Paul Jones asserted navigational rights and freedoms approximately 130 nautical miles west of the Lakshadweep Islands(Photo Credit: PTI)

  • US Navy seventh fleet asserted "navigational rights and freedoms in Indian waters without consent"
  • It claimed the development was consistent with International Laws 
  • USS John Paul Jones was the Commander of the US seventh fleet that carried out the operations