Wednesday 14 October 2015

No compromises on fishermen' interest in Zuari River

On 8th October 2015 Bharat Mukti Morcha organized public awareness meeting cum press conference to highlight various problems faced by coastal people of Goa. Around 75 people participated in deliberations.
 Anthony Veronica Fernandes from Candolim addressing the public meeting. He shared his experiences in Konkni movement as to how he raised Rs. 5 lakhs from Gulf Goans but were cheated. He said in 1980's two groups of people fought each other or rather made to fight each other. One group that wanted Marathi as state language and the second group that wanted Romi Konkani was State language. Both were cheated and Dev nagri Konkni was made State language of Goa. This happened because because of Bamon Uday Bhembre and others. Veronica advised Bharat  Mukti Morcha to be alert of Bamons and their conspiracies.
 This picture shows Bharat Mukti Morcha Convener Maggie Silveira initiating the discussions on fishing issues and coastal people's issues in Goa specially in Zuari River and Baina Coast. Maggie disclosed that she has been offered blank cheques to compromise the agitation of fishermen but she has refused to accept the offers. She declared that movement of Bharat Mukti Morcha will go ahead without any compromises. For detail leaflet click here.

Also seen on the dais are Soccorro Braganza, Janardhan Tamakar, Sanjay Pereira, Sitaram Pereira. The two ladies sitting either side of Maggie Silveira are Jaya Kuttikar from Odxel and Amrutem Kukalkar from Nauxim. Janardhan Tamankar also spoke on the occasion highlighting various conspiracies that are unfolded in India to promote Bamon Raj.
Dinanath Gaonkar from Sirgao speaking on the occasion at the meeting. He highlighted problems faced due to mining specially problems relating to water shortages, destruction of paddy fields, destruction of forest etc. Dinananth said that there is one sided approach adopted by the state government to re-start mining in Goa at any cost that will backfire.
Dr.Anthony Rodrigues, Fr.Agnel College, Pillar - Goa, addressing the meeting on the need to have crematoriums to everyone without any blockades. He is a petitioner before the State Human Rights Commission on this issue.
Section of people who came for the meeting. People from Baina Beach also participated in the meeting. The detail press statement click here.

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