Police abusing power: Church on Fr Bismarque protest

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 22 November 2015 23:20 IST

The Church-run Council for Social Justice and Peace has alleged that Goa police abused power while dealing with peaceful demonstrators demanding proper probe into the death of Fr Bismarque Dias.

A press note issued in this regard by CSJP executive secretary Fr Savio Fernandes stated as follows:

In view of the incident which has taken place on 21 November in Panaji during the protest to demand a thorough probe with regard to the death of Fr Bismarque Dias, the CSJP expresses serious concern over the excessive use of force by police men and women towards innocent citizens.

In maintaining law and order, the police should use utmost discretion and not harass people arbitrarily. Police action is meant to disperse agitators who pose threat to law and order.

However the forceful detention of bystanders or commuters from the ferry boat assuming them to be protesters without any provocation is abuse of power. Moreover, arresting those who were peacefully dispersing from the scene is also unjustifiable.  

The Council calls on the police to respect the Constitutional Rights of the people to assemble and protest peacefully and also to exercise judicious discernment in action while maintaining law and order. 

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Communalist BJP instructs the Goan police in KHAKHI to do GOONDAGIRI. BJP's time has come and who will support the police in khakhi when BJP gets a KICK, only time will tell. Goans are NO more SUSSEGAD, as Fr.Bismarque opened their eyes.

Tsunami will soon come to Goa and the corrupt politicians better watch.

- Dominic Fernandes, UK. | 23 rd November 2015 23:13


There is a news on a local newspaper that said "..... Ritesh Faldessai for manhandling women and forcing them into buses."

Looks like ritesh faldessai is a womaniser based on the news stating he manhandled woman.How can he touch womans?.shame shame on this womaniser i.e Ritesh Faldessai from goa police the desporado WOMANISER.

- Santosh, goa | 23 rd November 2015 04:46


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