PANAJI: Revolutionary Goans Party (RGP) along with Bhoma residents today petitioned the ST & SC Commissioner against the authorities for atrocities committed against residents of ST communities during Bhoma NH road demarcation.
The locals have filed complaint under Section 3 of the ST & SC Prevention of Atrocities Act.
“We have told the ST commissioner to visit the location and address their issues. We also have given official representation. ST Commissioner has assured us that he will visit the spot with his team,” said RGP Chief Manoj Parab.
He further said that they are old people and the authorities acted tough against them by pulling them and putting them in police bus.
“Police also told a young girl that she wont get government or private jobs if police complaint is filed against them,” said Parab.
The locals said that the government was working to protect lands of landlords and wanted to deprive people of their houses and temples.
“The government is working to protect the lands of landlords and wants to deprive people of their houses and temples. Landlords have control over 80 percent village land, while locals only have 20 percent, on which there are houses and temples. Government does want to spare even this remaining area,” villagers said.
One of the villagers also recalled how BJP leader and former CM Manohar Parrikar had assured them of a bypass road. He said in temple premises, former CM Parrikar had said that with houses and temples on side of road, highway expansion not possible.