BJP urges action against Naxalites, SIMI in Goa

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Panaji, Jun 23 (UNI) The BJP has renewed its plea with the Goa police to take all measures to check the ''suspected activities of the banned outfits like naxalites and the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)'' at the international tourist destination.

Leader of the Opposition in the state Legislative Assembly Manohar Parrikar told a news conference here today that he had raised the issue in the recent sitting of the adhoc committee on Home affairs that he chaired.

Taking advantage of the disenchantment of people in mining-areas, certain activists belonging to banned naxalite outfit have started instigating the public against illegal mining activity, he alleged.

Anti-mining activity should not cross its limits and turn violent, but be confined within the framework of the constitution and the law, he said.

He also alleged that eight Congress party legislators have been encouraging illegal mining activity for personal benefits in league with the police.

Saying that BJP is fighting against illegal and excess mining in Goa and in support of democratic struggles, he pleaded with the government for stopping illegal and indiscriminate mining activity forthwith.

With the BJP coming to power in Karnataka, the SIMI outfit has reportedly shifted its modules to neighbouring Goa and Maharashtra, he added.

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