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AAAAG to hold protest against arrival of new casino vessel MV Horseshoe

The AamAuratAdmi Against Gambling (AAAAG) has decided to hold a one-day dharna outside the Captain of Port’s office on Goa’s statehood day, May 30, to protest the government decision to allow entry of casino MV Horseshoe in the river Mandovi.

AAAAG held a meeting in Panaji on yesterday condemning the state’s decision to allow a new casino in the river.

AAAAG convener Sabina Martins told that it is not like any other boat which can come inside the river. “Without the government’s tacit support such a vessel cannot be brought inside the river,” she added.

Referring to the statement made by the chief minister Manohar Parrikar that all casinos in Goa will be closed within four years, CCP mayor Surendra Furtado said that in order to save Goan youth from being corrupted by this malaise, the chief minister should do so in four months.

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) in a letter to Parrikar said that the matter of shifting casino vessels is sub-judice but the government asked constantly asked for time to remove casinos and nothing concrete has happened so far. “The news about M V Horseshoe is creating anxiety in the minds of Goans and raising doubts about your seriousness on this issue,” Manoj Solanki, convener, HJS, said.

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