We Let Politicians, Land Sharks/Builders to silence us, via various tactics. Specific Politicians for instance, oblige many people with rewards & favours (mostly “illegal”); these people then sell their souls & give a blank cheque to these politicians, to reap disgustingly huge profits, through the Destruction of Goa & its identity. It is high time; these people realize the reality and stop their indirect contribution, to the death of Goa!!
Then we have Land Sharks/Builders bribing Politicians & Police to intimidate protestors. I heard of a specific shocking case in North Goa; some powerful people from Delhi colluded with local politicians & police, to stop few protesters via Police charges & imprisonment!! The protesters unsuccessfully tried to stop the private purchase of a huge beach area & blocking of public access to the same. Are we allowing Goa, to be very soon, off limits to Goans and a private haven to India’s Rich & Famous? Is the Benaulim incident of police charges on 2 youth, the similar tactic of intimidation employed?
We are getting stronger by the day; in our movement to Save Goa & its Identity. I commend and thank Goans fighting hard & selflessly for the latter, against all odds. By neutralizing the defeating tactics employed by vested interests, we can achieve what we truly want for Goa & its future generations. WE CAN DO IT; WE ARE THE SOLUTION.
Arwin Mesquita, UAE.