"We had made a plea to the Apex Court to stay the scrapping and give a chance to other state governments to 'adopt' it and revive it. Justice KS Radhakrishnan has ordered a status quo on the entire matter till the next hearing. The court has also issued notices to the Defence Ministry and other concerned parties," petitioner-activist Kiran Paigankar said.

The ship was due for going to the scrapyard May 17 after it was sold through an e-auction to Mumbai-based IB Commercials Pvt. Ltd.


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