Margao: Goa Church’s wing and other organizations on Friday held a rally in Margao to oppose Citizenship Amendment Act and moves to enact other related laws and demanded that State legislative assembly should adopt resolution against them.
The rally which was held at Lohia Maidan in Margao and attended by hundreds of people was organised by Goa Church’s wing Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP), a wing of Goa Church along with National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) and Concerned Citizens for Goa.
Various resolutions were adopted against CAA, National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR) at the end of the rally.
Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat, NCP MLA Churchill Alemao, Goa Congress Chief Girish Chodankar, writer Oscar Rebello and others addressed the gathering.
Kamat said that the CAA and NRC are completely against the Indian Constitution, which are being forced on the citizens of this country by BJP based on their sheer majority in the Parliament.
“People are on the streets opposing these laws but central government is not budging even an inch,” he said.
Alemao said that the the laws like CAA are trying to tarnish the communal harmony in the country. “The states like Goa have maintained harmony for ages, which needs to be preserved,” he said.
The resolutions that were adopted during the meeting read that the people demand that Goa State Asssembly should approve a resolution demanding that the central government should immediately and unconditionally revoke the CAA and all activities related to NPR and NRC.
It was resolved that the “sacred, secular, pluralistic and democratic framework of our Constitution is protected and promoted.”
“We the people of Goa of different faiths and cultural traditions will continue relentlessly to work until the above demands are met,” another resolution read.