Kochi: The Kerala High Court Monday stayed formation of new panchayats in the State, stating that the government didn’t follow due process in it.
Justice A.V. Ramakrishna Pillai took the decision to stay the formation of new panchayats while considering a set of petitions filed on April 25 against the government decision.
“The manner in which some portions of villages were divided to form new panchayats without the permission of Governor was not following the law. The ward division too was against the law,” the High Court observed.