Idol desecration: Cong demands govt for 'shoot at sight' order

Idol desecration: Cong demands govt for 'shoot at sight' order
Panaji, Nov 07 (PTI) The Congress today demanded that State government should give 'shoot at sight' order, if miscreants are found desecrating idols in Goa.

"The Goa Congress executive committee today requested Chief Minister that police should be given 'shoot at sight' order, if they found miscreants desecrating idols," Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Subhash Shirodkar told reporters here.

The Congress state executive committee, which met here, had Chief Minister Digamber Kamat along with other Congress legislators and members, participating in it.

The crucial meeting ahead of Pale constituency by-polls scheduled in November end, apprehended that `some groups may be creating troubles through idol desecrations to get mileage for the by-polls.

"The needle of suspicion also goes to the people who are likely to get benefited from idol desecration. With the impending Pale by-polls and Parliament polls, the polarisation of votes can be one of the reason," Shirodkar said without naming any party or group.

Goa is hit with the series of idol desecration incidents. The BJP-supported Hindu right wing organisations had also called for state-wide one day-long shut down last month to protest against idol desecrations.

"The idol desecrations are done with proper planning. It is being done to temper with the communal harmony of the state," Shirodkar said. The State government, taking serious cognisance of series of idol desecration, had constituted a special cell to investigate into all the cases.

Shirodkar said that state government's investigations into the idol desecration matter is on right track and in next few days all the faces behind the act would be exposed.

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