[Apat Dharma] Disaster Management Act overrides other laws during disasters: Kerala High Court

"A democratic State should have the power to make such laws which would help to overcome such disasters with least hardship and loss of life and property of its citizens," the Court said
Kerala HC, Kerala Floods
Kerala HC, Kerala Floods

The Kerala High Court recently observed that the Disaster Management Act, 2005 (the Act) effectively gives the concept of "Apat Dharma", statutory recognition and that in times of disasters, the Act will and should override the provisions of other laws as it is intended to protect lives (MH Vijayan v. State of Kerala)

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