Panaji: The imposition of Section 144 of CrPC in Goa is completely uncalled for, and the government should immediately withdraw the same, the Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat has stated.
In a press note issued here, Kamat states that “the common man’s right to move around freely cannot be curbed without any valid reasons. It is shocking to hear confusing and conflicting statements from various ministers and bureaucrats announcing relaxation under Section 144. Under which provisions of law can various ministers, bureaucrats announce relaxations when it is imposed and remains in force in Goa?”
“Is this to create confusion, and divert people’s attention from core issues like fiscal mismanagement, Mhadei, failure on mining resumption, deteriorating law and order and rising unemployment? The government needs to focus on core issues and find solutions to them,” mentions
the press note.
“The peak festival season of jatras, feasts is ongoing in the state, and Carnival and Shigmo are few days away. The imposition of Section 144 in Goa has already sent a signal of fear and panic in the minds of tourists which will seriously affect the tourism sector. Government needs to be careful and cautious before taking any policy decisions,” adds