Law to penalise blackmailer NGOs/individuals: CM

PTI, PANAJI | 28 July 2014 22:23 IST

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the state government will enact a legislation during the next assembly session to penalise the NGOs and individuals who "misuse the law to black-mail others".

"There are several NGOs and individuals who are doing a good job. But a few NGOs and individuals fund themselves by extorting money from others," Parrikar told the House.

To justify his argument, he named a government servant, who, he said had misused the law filing 24 different cases. 

He said that some people are "spurious and litigant by nature." 

"Government will enact a legislation during the next session taking action against those who are misusing the law to blackmail others," the chief minister said on the floor of the House.

He was responding to the calling attention motion moved by BJP legislator Pramod Sawant. 

He also appealed the media not to entertain such litigants as they are thriving on the media publicity.

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We would request the Hon. CM to act fast and bring in the law at the earliest. Many NGO's have become Blackmailing and money making organizations.

- Ramesh , Ponda Goa | 31 st July 2014 04:21


Who is the authority to decide which NGO is blackmailer!

There are many grey areas in this.

- Francisco Lourenco, Goa | 30 th July 2014 14:59


Is this Legislation meant to deter litigation against the CM, his cronies and MLA`s?

Is this Litigation meant to deter Litigants from preventing Corrupt Practices by the CM, his cronies and MLA`s?

Does the CM, His cronies and MLA`s feel they should be hauled before The Law Courts for to misuse of their powers.

It may be easy to deter the Government Servant from the electricity dept. involved in such litigations. It will be difficult for Parrikar and his Troops to deter those Litigations from a well known, well qualified and experienced Advocate Activist.

Current statistics has shown that the Activist Advocate has won many of his cases.

As for the Foreign Funding, why is the the CM afraid to name the Goa Foundation, that have brought the CM, his Policies & Illegal Mining in Goa to its knees.

Is the arrogant CM feeling ashamed to keep going to New Delhi /Union Govt. with a Goan begging bowl?

It was Corrupt Goa Governments that created the Mining & other scams...not plain & ordinary Goan Citizens.

Without the Promised Lokayukta, and an alternative form of re-dressal of grievance's, where does the CM expect Litigants to go?

As far as I am aware , the Lokayukta has an in-built feature to prevent malicious, wasteful & vexatious litigations.

Thus far the new Legislation promised seems to be a mere threat, to prevent The CM, his cronies & MLAs from conducting their nefarious activities.

On the assumption this so called Legislation promised by the CM goes through & gets might take over 10 years to prove, "beyond reasonable doubt" such cases.

- N.Fernandes, London | 29 th July 2014 13:01


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