Sunday, February 14, 2021

Tvm airport handover: SC not to consider petition filed by Employees Union on Feb 15

New Delhi: The petition filed by Thiruvananthapuram Airport Employees Union in the Supreme Court against the handing over of the airport to Adani Group will not be considered on Monday. 
The SC bench led by the Chief Justice SA Bobde will only consider the petition filed by the state government on Monday. Kerala High Court had dismissed the petition filed by the state government in this regard on October 19, 2020. 
Following this, the state government and the Thiruvananthapuram Airport Employees Union filed petitions in the apex court challenging this verdict on November 26. KMNP, the legal organisation representing the union, requested for an urgent hearing on the matter. Although it was informed that the hearing would take place on many different dates, it got postponed due to various reasons. 
Meanwhile, Adani Group signed the contract with the Airport Authority of India regarding the handover. Following this, KMNP lawyer, Shyam Mohan, filed a letter to the Supreme Court Registrar for not listing the petition for hearing. 
The letter addressed to the Secretary General conveyed the frustration with the petition regarding the Thiruvananthapuram airport not being listed although several other petitions filed after November were listed for hearing. Although the petition by the state government will be considered on Monday, it is not clear why the employees union’ s petition has been further postponed. 
 13/02/21 B Balagopal/Mathrubhumi
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