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We cannot post a policeman to guard every girl in the state: Goa’s Culture Minister

Panaji: Extending support to the Chief Minister of Goa over his statement ‘when 14-year olds stay on the beach the whole night, the parents need to introspect,’ Goa’s Minister of Culture Govind Gaude opines that it is logistically not possible for a government to post policeman to guard every girl in the state.

“The problem is, if one has to post a policeman for every person, every girl, how many police will we require? This is what it is. Government is not running away from responsibility. Government is protecting. Government is there with the people,” Gaude told reporters on the sidelines of the ongoing Monsoon Session of the state Legislative Assembly.

Gaude further added that protection of minor children was a joint responsibility to be shared by parents and the government.

“CM has already said that it is also the responsibility of the parents to know about where the children are. It does not mean that the government has not taken hands off and is running away from holding responsibility,” Gaude said.

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