SPECIAL LAWS FOR LAKSHADWEEP
07 August, 2013
THE LAKSHADWEEP PROHIBITION REGULATION 1979
1. Lakshadweep Prohibition Regulation 1979 extends to whole of the Union Territory. As per the Section 3 of the Regulation import, export, transportation, possession and manufacture of liquor or any intoxicating drugs is prohibited in all the islands. Being an international Tourist center, Bangaram is exempted.
2. All the offence under the Regulation are cognizable and the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, with respect to cognizable offences shall apply to them.
3. Violation of the provisions of the Regulation shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term, which may extent to one year or with fine, which may extent two thousand rupees, or with both.
LM&A ISLANDS (RESTRICTION ON ENTRY AND RESIDENCE) RULES, 1967
1. As per the Rules no person who is not a native of the island shall enter or reside in or attempt to enter or reside in the island except under and in accordance with a permit issued by a competent authority.
2. Provided that no such a permit shall be necessary in the case of the following classes of persons namely:-
(a) Persons who had taken up permanent residence in the islands at any time before the commencement of these rules and members of the families of such persons.
(b) Members of Armed Forces of the Indian Union entering the islands on duty.
(c) Persons serving in connection with the Administration of the islands proceeding to the islands on official duty and members of their families.
Explanation:- for the purposes of this rule, the family includes his or her spouse and dependent children.
A permit may be issued, renewed or endorsed by the competent authority for entering into such island or islands and for residence therein for such period, as may be specified in the permit.
3) Every permit issued on an application under Rule 5 may be renewed or endorsed on an application made in the prescribed form and submitted through the nearest registration officer at least 15 days in advance of the date on which the permit is due to expire, or the date with effect from which such endorsement required. An application for renewal or endorsement of a permit shall be accompanied by the permit in respect of which the application is made.
4) The holder of a permit shall not enter or leave an island otherwise than at such a port as may be specified therein.
5) A permit shall be valid only for the island or islands endorsed thereon and the holders thereof shall not enter or attempt to enter any other islands or islands without getting the permit endorsed for such other island or islands.
6) The holder of a permit shall, as soon as possible and in any case within 24 hours after his arrival in any island, report with his permit to the nearest Registration Officer (Station House Officer) who shall enter in the permit the date and time of arrival of the holder in the island.
7) Whenever during the period of validity of a permit the holder thereof leaves the island, he shall present his permit to the nearest Registration Officer who shall make an entry therein regarding the date and time of departure of the holder and return the permit to the holder.
8) Separate form is prescribed for Indian Tourist intending to visit the islands. They should obtain a permit exemption order. Foreign Tourists are also issued with entry permit Rules after approval by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
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