Goa: Strict action against those creating law and order problems, says CM Manohar Parrikar

The chief minister also announced that the state government would make installing of dust bins in buses mandatory to avoid littering by commuters on the roads. "These bins would be later cleared at each bus stand," he added.

By: PTI | Panaji | Published:June 18, 2017 12:21 pm
goa cm, manohar parrikar, india news, indian express news Parrikar also said that his government aims to make Goa free of plastic and garbage by June 18, 2018. (File/Photo)

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday warned of strict action against those trying to promote lawlessness in the state. His comments come in the backdrop of the controversial statements made by a religious leader on the issue consuming beef. Sadhvi Saraswati, the president of Sanatan Dharma Prachar Seva Samiti of Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh, recently attended a conclave of various Hindu outfits in Goa where she said those who eat beef should be hanged in public, sparking a row amid the raging debate over cattle slaughter and consumption of beef.

“There are some sections which habitually raise some issues, often which have no relation to Goa. The state government already has clarity on these issues. We will abide by law,” Parrikar said addressing a function held to commemorate Goa Revolution Day.

“There is no harm if anyone practices the things which are legally allowed. But if anyone tries to do things which are not permissible in law, strict action would be taken against them,” the chief minister said, in an apparent reference to the statements made by the sadhvi.

“There may be a confusion amongst people (on the issue). Some confusions have been created purposely, some confusions arise due to ignorance,” he said.

“There is no need for the chief minister to give statement on all the issues,” he said, while avoiding specific reference to any issue in his speech.

Meanwhile, Parrikar also said that his government aims to make Goa free of plastic and garbage by June 18, 2018.

“It is for the people to make Goa free of plastic and garbage by June 18 next year. Let’s take a pledge,” he said.

The chief minister also announced that the state government would make installing of dust bins in buses mandatory to avoid littering by commuters on the roads.

“These bins would be later cleared at each bus stand,” he added.

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    Justin
    Jun 18, 2017 at 6:39 pm
    Parr-ikar is parr-oting HMV His Masters Voice. Vague remarks about law prevailing instead of ordering an arrest under relevant IPC for hate speech.
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    Nishant
    Jun 18, 2017 at 4:41 pm
    As the population is growing there are increasing incidences of minor things escalating into bigger law and order problems. Add terrorism, dissent, and naxalism to this tail, country is practically lawless and difficult to rule. One should debate, if this is how our largest populous democracy should progress (regress), or we should have stricter standards, permitting violent protests and terrorism to be eliminated with full lethality, even if using weapons of wartime. Many large nations including us are already doing this quite frequently, but such actions are invoked ad hoc, but not as a policy. It seems we should embrace this policy, give the frequency of large law and order problems.
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    bitterhoney
    Jun 18, 2017 at 3:19 pm
    Why does he not order the arrest of Sadhvi Saraswati who is bent upon disturbing the peace of Goa? She should be charged for sedition.
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    Dalbir
    Jun 18, 2017 at 2:25 pm
    so is he, the cm, for or against beef eating. Have the guts to tell the truth. Stop lying and get out of our kitchens. Why is the Sadhvi roaming scot free. Why ishe not booked for sedition. Or is she and Tarun Vijay of the RSS above the law ?
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