BENAULIM: Benaulim MLA Capt. Venzy Viegas said that the need or otherwise for any anti-conversion law in Goa is an unnecessary debate, especially when hard-pressing issues confront the #State and beg attention and action from the government and all of us.
“There hasn’t been an occasion for lawmakers of Goa in over 60 years to either debate or act on this matter, and there is nothing to warrant it now,” he said.
He further said that enough provisions exist in the Indian Penal Code and other laws for the government and law enforcement to deal with isolated cases of unlawful religious conversions, if any, in Goa as and when complaints are received.
“The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and his government will do well to rather concentrate on tackling governance issues which directly affect the common citizen: how to alleviate the pain of price rise on Goans and their families, preparedness to face the fury of upcoming monsoon, state of our schools which reopen soon after 2 yrs, state of our health services, roads, erratic power and water supply, etc,” he said.
He added, “Let’s get our priorities right for the sake of Goa and our people”.