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Fests along coasts to face the music
December 21, 2012
PANJIM: Music festivals lined up to end the year on a ‘high’, including Asia’s biggest electronic music festival-Sunburn, scheduled on December 27-29 are likely to face hurdle with Bombay High Court at Goa directing Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) to ensure that no activity prohibited under the Coastal Regulation Zone Management Act (CRZMA) 2011 is permitted in the zones.
0px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; text-align: justify;">The division bench comprising Justices A P Lavande and U V Bakre disposed off the PIL filed by one Alex Pereira, pleading not to grant licenses for construction of temporary/permanent structures in properties in respect of three music festivals to be held on Candolim, Baga and Colva beaches this month. The petitioner claimed the festivals are being held in the CRZ III.
The three festivals are “Live From the Console-Goa-2012” on Colva beach, “Windsong Christmas Carnival Goa” at Baga beach, and Sunburn in Candolim.
The order states that in case the beach party organizers are granted permission by the State Level Permission Committee, “the decision as to whether the activity undertaken is in compliance with CRZMA 2011 will be taken by Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority, who shall ensure that no activity prohibited under the CRZMA 2011 is permitted while granting permission to the said organizers.”