Goa CM warns São Jacinto Island residents for objecting to unfurl tricolour
Panaji: After residents of São Jacinto Island raised objections to the unfurling of tricolour by the Indian Navy, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, calling it anti-national activity, assured full cooperation of the police to the hoisting of the national flag.
Goa Naval Area officials complained that plans to unfurl the national flag in Sao Jacinto island, as part of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' to unfurl tricolour in islands across India between August 13-15, had to be cancelled due to objections raised by the residents.
On the issue, Goa CM Pramod Sawant said, "I have instructed the home department to ensure that the tricolour is unfurled there (São Jacinto Island) today and to take action against those who opposed the hoisting of the national flag by the Navy officials".
The chief minister said, "It is unfortunate and shameful that some individuals at St Jacinto Island have objected to hoisting of the National Flag by the Indian Navy on the occasion of India's Independence Day. I condemn this and want to state on record that my Government will not tolerate such acts".
Sawant assured full cooperation from Goa Police. Also, he requested the Indian Navy to go ahead with their original plan.