Congress slams door to door checking of J&K migrants in Goa

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar triggered a controversy when he categorically stated that state Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) was conducting door to door checking of J&K individuals.

By: Express News Service | Goa | Updated: March 17, 2016 4:53 pm
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Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar triggered a controversy on Tuesday, when he categorically stated that state Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) was conducting door to door checking of Jammu and Kashmir individuals, who are migrants in the state.

In a written reply to a question raised by Dabolim MLA Mauvin Godinho over control on crimes by migrant labour, the chief minister said that to remain abreast of situations among migrants, the concerned police beat staff regularly visits their respective jurisdiction and ensures that the details of the migrants/ tenants are filled in ‘Tenant Verification Form’ and submitted to the police station.

“In addition to the above, Anti Terrorist Squad – Goa (ATS) also does door to door checking of migrants and J&K individuals,” he said. He also hailed the effective measures by the Goa Police for drastic decrease in crime by 31.18 per cent in the year 2015 in comparison to 2014.

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However, the comment did not go well with the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC), who suggested that the chief minister be reminded that Jammu and Kashmir was a part of sovereign India.

“What is the reason to single-out people from a particular state, let the chief minister say migrants. It is highly undemocratic and prejudicial of the state police to profile and selectively check or verify people on the basis of their place of origin, that those belonging to India. J&K is the sovereign part of India for CM’s information,” Sunil Kawthankar of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee said.

The copy of the reply from Parsekar is in the possession of The Indian Express.

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    Bhagwan
    Mar 17, 2016 at 12:58 pm
    I thought India's consution guarantees everyone to go and live anywhere within India. Why such discriminatory profiling? Do these anti-national sanghis think JandK is not a part of India?
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      Biltu
      Mar 17, 2016 at 3:43 pm
      MAZ WHY DO YOU NOT GO AND LIVE IN BIHAR.
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        Indian
        Mar 17, 2016 at 11:35 am
        ATS have full rights to check door to door, even inside Almirah, Bathrooms every where for suspect, anti-nationals and terrorists.
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          Deeply Concerned
          Apr 1, 2016 at 10:56 am
          Checking you Right from underwear which may not be
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            Deeply Concerned
            Apr 1, 2016 at 10:54 am
            Is BJP getting us ready for second parion or for final Indo-Pak war???
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