Patron Saint controversy: Another case filed against former RSS Goa chief Subhash Velingkar


Panaji: Former Goa chief minister Churchill Alemao on Saturday filed complaint with Colva police in South Goa against former RSS Goa chief Subhash Velingkar for his statements against Christian saint St Francis Xavier.

In his complaint filed before Colva Police, Alemao said that Velingkar has attempting to create communal disharmony in the State by uttering statements against patron saint of Goa, St Francis Xavier.

He said that Velingkar be immediately arrested under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code.

Talking to reporters after filing the complaint, Alemao said that Velingkar should be banned from entering Old Goa, a village where relics of St Francis Xavier are preserved in the Basilica.

“The way Goa government had imposed ban on Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik from entering Goa, Velingkar should be banned from going to Old Goa,” he said.

This is a second police complaint against Velingkar. Former tourism minister Francisco Mickky Pacheco had filed complaint with Colva police against Velingkar on Friday.

Reacting to the development, Velingkar said that such complaints were expected. “We were expecting such developments. We wont be cowed down by it,” he said adding that the plan of Hindu Mahavikas Aghadi to hold awareness campaign informing the masses that he was not ‘Goencho Saib’ (Patron Saint of Goa) but instead Lord Parshuram is the one.  (click here to see the entire video story:



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