GPCC treats GMAS' warning against tourists as anti-Goan

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Panaji, Dec 24 (UNI) Taking strong exception to the warning issued by the Goa's Movement Against SEZs (GMAS) against entry of tourists from December 28, the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee termed such step as ''anti-Goan''.

''I have discussed the subject with Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and sought stern action against the anti-SEZ agitators who take law into their own hands and threaten tourists,'' the GPCC president Mr Francisco Sardinha (MP), told media persons here today.

The government had put all the SEZs in cold storage temporarily and constituted a committee to study the issue even as the GPCC formed a committee to do the needful.It was not wise of the agitators to ask tourists to go back, he said.

He said that he had also discussed with CM about the recent attack on Youth Congress procession by followers of Taleigao legislator Atanasio Monserrate (Babush) and asked him to deal with the issue suitably.

People have a right to express their opinion in a democratic country but cannot take law into their own hands. The government should initiate action against those who attacked the Youth Congress workers who were leading a peaceful procession in favour of the proposed Rajiv Gandhi IT Habitat in Dona Paula Plateau.

Meanwhile, SEZ Virodhi Manch and the GMAS had renewed their plea with the government to scrap the SEZs and threatened to step up their agitation if the authorities failed to concede their demands.

UNI

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