Taking on the Goa government decision to impose the National Security Act in South Goa for three months, Goa Forward Party President and former Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, Vijai Sardesai has termed it as a murder of the civil liberties the state fought for.
Sardesai stated, “on Goa Revolution Day murdered the civil liberties the state fought for.”
Dr. Pramod Sawant-led BJP government in Goa has imposed National Security Act in South Goa district for a period of three months, a move which a police official on Friday said was a routine procedure to allow the collector to hear cases under the Act.
The notification, which was issued on June 8 by the state home department undersecretary, was made public on Friday, leading to criticism from the Goa Forward Party.
South Goa Superintendent of Police Pankaj Kumar said it was a “routine matter to ensure the district collector can hear cases under the National Security Act, 1980”.