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Vasco Normal, MPT Operations Paralysed

The port town of Vasco remained normal with the exception of the fish market that remained totally closed in the wake of the agitation by residents of Khariwado under the banner of Khariwado Affected People (KAP).
Around 200 residents of Khariwado sat on a dharna in front of the Mormugao Municipal Council building protesting against the government’s failure to protect the homes and livelihood from Friday morning.
Supporting the KAP, the fishing community did not undertake any activity. While the fish vendors did not enter the fish market, the mechanized fishing vessels and even the canoes remained anchored and did not venture out in the sea.

The residents also struck at Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) for instituting the case that resulted in their houses being demolished by anchoring barges along the main navigational channel of the port thereby paralising its operations.
The larger vessels that have called on Mormugao Port and are anchored in the sea also suffered as the supply vessels that provide these vessels all their requirements including food, did not lift their anchors for their normal operations.

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