13 Jan 2022  |   07:39am IST

CEO takes cognisance of CAG appeal seeking security at St Joseph Vaz feast

Asks South Goa District Election Officer to take necessary action and submit compliance report

Team Herald

PANJIM: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has taken cognisance of the Catholic Association of Goa (CAG) appeal seeking necessary steps to ensure peace and security during the ongoing Novenas and the feast of St Joseph Vaz, scheduled on January 16. 

In an appeal filed before CEO, CAG President Emidio Pinho had sought stringent action against fundamentalist or individuals or groups or elements trying to create disharmony among religious communities in Sancoale. 

Taking cognisance of the appeal, the Deputy CEO Sangeeta Naik has asked South Goa District Election Officer to take necessary action and submit compliance report. 

The traditional Christian celebration of the feast of St. Joseph Vaz at Sancoale in the church property is scheduled to be held on January 16, 2022 but the CAG fears that some right-wing outfits might create mischief resulting in loss to life and to property which will further lead to religious discord and communal disharmony. 

“In the recent days, social media is abuzz with some video clips and press notes whereby some individuals belonging to fundamentalist, right-wing groups have threatened to disrupt the traditional Christian celebration of feast of St Joseph Vaz at Sancoale,” CAG said. 

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