Hindu Janajagruti Samit’s (HJS) has appealed through a memorandum to North Goa Collector Nela Mohanan and Dy Collector of Pedne Sudhir Kerkar to take steps to stop malpractices occurring during Holi festival to celebrate Holi in a an ideal traditional way.
In a memorandum, the organisation said malpractices like, extracting money from vehicle owners by putting a rope across the road, throwing balloons full of dirty water on the vehicles, cutting trees belonging to others, creating law and order situation by teasing girls were on the rampant.
“This is against Dharma. Hence HJS demands to celebrate Holi as per scriptures in order to let all get spiritual benefit from it. Demand to arrange police patrolling in the sensitive areas, giving severe punishments to extortionists, creating awareness among the public through giving publicity in the media, should be undertaken by the administration,” it said.