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Anti-NH Protestors Stopped, Arrested

Police on Monday morning stopped the National Highway Diversion Action Committee activists and their supporters near the collectorate building as they were marching towards the office of Goa Entertainment Society to stage a dharna.

A strong police force stopped the protestors and arrested around 10 activists in order to stop them from carrying on their sit-in agitation at ESG office where the International Film Festival of India is currently underway.

The NHDAC had announced plans to have a sit in at the IFFI venue in a bid to draw national and international attention to the destruction the proposed highway will cause to Goa’s environment and people.

The activists had accused the government in general and Chief Minister Digambar Kamat in particular of lying over this project by pointing out that though the chief minister had asserted that no additional land would be acquired, the government was no proposing to invoke Section 3(D) of the Land Acquisition Act to acquire 51.60 lakh square metres of land.

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