The Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) on Saturday launched its second phase of agitation over the medium of instruction issue with a clear message to the government to either roll back its decision or face defeat at the next elections.
At a public meeting held at Lohia Maidan, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and PWD Minister Churchill Alemao came under severe criticism for seeking to de-culturise Goans by weaning them away from their language.
The crowd was urged to reject the legislators who supported English as a medium of instruction at the next elections. The fate of East Indians and Anglo Indians was also raised to warn Goans that if the decision was not rolled back, they would face extinction of their culture and identity.
At Collem too a meeting was held to protest against the decision and a copies of the circular on the MoI were burnt. Significantly, Vishnu Surya Wagh, an office bearer of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee participated in this demonstration.