MORMUGAO: Mormugao MLA Sankalp Amonkar on Saturday morning said that there had been communal tensions in Goa over a controversial statement made on Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and appealed people to live in peace and communal harmony.
” It is very sad that such an issue has happened because Goa is a peaceful state and Goans have a seperate respect across the world . Goa has an image of peace loving people where people living in communal harmony with each other irrespective of the religion.
We have never seen communal tensions in Goa and people making such controversial statement, either by mistake or deliberately is not correct. I have confidence in the Government and the CM Dr Pramod Sawant that the situation will be taken care of because the CM has said in the assembly that Goa is a peaceful state and all necessary legal action will be taken.
Such Statements will not make any difference to Goa but I feel that no one must speak on the religion and have to think carefully before making such Statements that can hurt religious sentiments of the people and flare communal tensions.
The priest has already apologised and a FIR has also been lodged where law will take its own course but such communal tensions are unwanted and we must all live togather in peace and communal harmony. I have full faith that the Government will not allow the communal tensions to escalate and all the issue will be resolved ” said Amonkar