Lakshadweep administration withdraws its new heightened security order | Kochi News – Times of India

KOCHI: Amid rising unrest among islanders over proposed policy changes, Lakshadweep administration — that recently issued orders on strengthening security in ports, ships and jetties — is learnt to have withdrawn its security order. A new directive was issued on June 7, asking ‘all concerned to revert to standard protocols and standard operating procedures’.
The new directive of the department of port, shipping and aviation gives the department’s message on ‘May 28 and June 2’ regarding strengthening of security as reference and goes on to state that ‘all concerned may revert back to standard protocols and SOPs’.
In the message on May 28, the department had stated that it has increased security, citing intelligence inputs. In the directive issued on June 2, it said that as part of augmenting security, the administration to depute officials on board fishing boats for intelligence gathering.

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