Goa Federation of Mines Affected People (GOAMAP) strongly condemns police action on various activists in Goa on Indian Independence Day celebration 15 August 2010.
In a two stupid repressive police actions Goa government infringed upon Fundamental Rights of Freedom of Speech and Expression guaranteed under the constitution of India.
In Pernem taluka three villagers- Hanumant Laxman Moskar, Sandeep Madan Kambli and Digambar Tulaskar - attached to Mopa Vimantal Pidit Shetkari Samittee were served with criminal notice under section 149 of CrPC to prevent them from sitting on dharna at KTC bus stand, Panjim and at Hutatma Smarak Patradevi against the acquisition of land for the proposed Mopa Airport on Independence day.
In Salcete taluka Anthony D’silva was taken into police custody on 15th August 2010 morning while he was sitting peacefully near the Collector’s office, Margao with public awareness message about dangers of plastic, thermacol and rubber tire waste.
In both these cases Goa government has attempted to criminalize the activism in Goa. GOAMAP demands strict actions against those police officers responsible for this in both the cases.