24.5 C
Panjim
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Journalist Faye D’Souza dropped from Kosambi series due to her anti-CAA stand





Must read

1358  new infections, 45 died due to covid-19 in Goa on Tuesday

Panaji: Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 1358 and reached 1,38,776 on Tuesday, a health department official said.   The death toll mounted to 2,197 as...

कुडाळ तालुक्यात झालेल्या नुकसानीची आमदार वैभव नाईक यांनी केली पाहणी वारंगाची तुळसुली येथे नुकसानग्रस्त घरमालकांना केली आर्थिक मदत

सिंधुदुर्ग - आमदार वैभव नाईक यांनी कुडाळ तालुक्याचा दौरा करत तौक्ते चक्रीवादळामुळे झालेल्या नुकसानीची आज पाहणी केली. वारंगाची तुळसुली कालेलकरवाडी येथील राजन सोमा तुळसुलकर...

CHC Bicholim sets up 71- bedded COVID-19 facility in Keshav Sewa Sadhna premises

Bicholim : At a time when Goa is witnessing a tsunami of COVID cases, primary healthcare provider CHC Bicholim in collaboration with the Collectorate...

Physical & mental wellbeing session conducted for South Goa Police

Panaji : Police are exposed to great amounts of human suffering and violence on a daily basis. Over time this can take a serious...
- Advertisement -

Panaji: Goa government’s annual lecture series had name of prominent journalist Faye D’Souza being dropped due to her anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) stand.

The event “D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas” organised by State Art and Culture department had D’Souza amongst others in the list of speakers.

State Art and Culture Minister Govind Gawade told reporters on Friday that the name of D’Souza has been dropped due to her anti-CAA stand as the organizers wanted to avoid any controversy surrounding the event.

“She was shortlisted in the list of guests but we were told that she speaks against the CAA. We wanted to avoid mess and chaos around the event,” the minister said.

Gawade said that since the event is a government sponsored, the organizers did not want any controversies surrounding it.

The event would be held from January 27 to January 30 at Kala Academy in Panaji.

He ruled that the instructions to drop her name had come from chief minister’s or Prime Minister’s office.

D’Souza was initially supposed to speak on January 29.

“PM and CM has always said that they are ready for the debate on CAA. There is no question of any instructions from them,” he said.

The other speakers for the event includes weightlifter and Olympic medal winner Karnam Malleshwari, Para-Olympic Games medal winner Deepa Malik and Chhavi Rajawat, India’s first woman sarpanch with an MBA degree.

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

1358  new infections, 45 died due to covid-19 in Goa on Tuesday

Panaji: Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 1358 and reached 1,38,776 on Tuesday, a health department official said.   The death toll mounted to 2,197 as...

कुडाळ तालुक्यात झालेल्या नुकसानीची आमदार वैभव नाईक यांनी केली पाहणी वारंगाची तुळसुली येथे नुकसानग्रस्त घरमालकांना केली आर्थिक मदत

सिंधुदुर्ग - आमदार वैभव नाईक यांनी कुडाळ तालुक्याचा दौरा करत तौक्ते चक्रीवादळामुळे झालेल्या नुकसानीची आज पाहणी केली. वारंगाची तुळसुली कालेलकरवाडी येथील राजन सोमा तुळसुलकर...

CHC Bicholim sets up 71- bedded COVID-19 facility in Keshav Sewa Sadhna premises

Bicholim : At a time when Goa is witnessing a tsunami of COVID cases, primary healthcare provider CHC Bicholim in collaboration with the Collectorate...

Physical & mental wellbeing session conducted for South Goa Police

Panaji : Police are exposed to great amounts of human suffering and violence on a daily basis. Over time this can take a serious...

तौत्के चक्रीवादळाचा बागायतीला फटकामी, 3 हजार 375 हेक्टर क्षेत्रावरील बागायतीचे नुकसान

सिंधुदुर्ग - तौक्ते चक्रीवादळाचा जिल्ह्यातील बागायतीला मोठा फटका बसला आहे. 172 गावांमधील 1 हजार 59 शेतकऱ्यांच्या एकूण 3 हजार 375 पूर्णांक 16 हेक्टर क्षेत्रावरील...