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Who is an Indian? – People’s Edit O Heraldo – By Alwyn M. D’Sa
[Posted on 12/6/2017]
Who is an Indian? – People’s Edit
O Heraldo – By Alwyn M. D’Sa

http://epaper.heraldgoa.in/Details.aspx?id=32310&boxid=152058765&uid=&dat=12/6/2017

COMMENTS:

Mr. Alwyn M. D’Sa is right. Secularism means divorcing Religion from the State. In this connection we would not like to say much on this topic but will attached here the abstract from our Permanent Manifesto document, the ROAD MAP FOR GOA which pertains to this subject and which is self-explanatory.
Chapter II [General Policies]

19. Role of Religion in State Matters:
This Party believes that the State must remain insulated from Religion. Hence the Governance and/or Government Administration shall be fully divorced from religion at all levels to maintain the secular principles. No Government or semi-Government Department or Institution shall display religious icons or pictures within their premises etc. and shall be banned from conducting religious services and functions within the premises. However there shall be exception made to Institutions functioning in buildings which were earlier private and which were taken-over by the Government and which had their own private religious sanctuaries or oratories. Public passenger transport vehicles shall also come under this prohibition. A citizen, being free to choose and follow any religion he/she may choose to, matters of religious faith shall be treated as strictly a private concerns of citizens. Religious Institutions shall not be entitled to receive government grants. However, old traditions, if any, which are indigenous to Goa, shall be maintained. Government shall not fund any facility or facilities which is/are not open to all communities, irrespective of religious faith, caste or other antecedents. Facilities which cater to only one community or one caste per se shall be considered as falling under the ‘Private Domain’. State shall be neutral in its governance and shall not interfere in the internal matters of religious institutions, except when religious discord threatens to create a law and order situation due to aggrieved public sentiments. State shall be responsible to provide adequate security to all religious and heritage institutions and buildings including the maintenance of law and order, sanitation, granting of additional public transportation for festivals, etc., during festivals organized by these religious institutions where unusually large numbers of people are expected to attend and/or worship. There shall be a definitive curb on the use of public address systems and sound systems, including the bursting of fire crackers, cracker bombs during such festivals in order to reduce noise pollution and protect the citizenry at large from extreme noise pollution abuse. Indiscriminate bursting of fire-crackers and cracker bombs during private/public festivals and celebrations shall be discouraged as these lead to the hazards of accidents, inconvenience to citizens, specially senior citizens and small children and have a long term adverse effect on their health besides causing pulmonary infection and other illnesses. Instead, pre-selected areas/exhibition grounds shall be identified for the orderly and safe conduct of such bursting of fire-cracker and conducting of fire-works shows where fire-fighting and emergency first-aid units shall be mandatorily stationed. Private functions where limited fire-crackers are used, the user shall render public places such as roads etc. clean after such use. Permissible decibel levels as stipulated by the Central Notification /Supreme Court Order shall be observed for the sale of such fire-crackers and strictly monitored. The rules which are applicable for the conduct of protest/victory rallies, morchas and demonstration marches shall be applicable to religious processions on public roads, streets and highways. No fire-works, fire-crackers shall be used after 10 p.m. Certain festivals which extend up to and after midnight shall be notified and allowed to burst fire-crackers up to 1 a.m. only. Example: Divali-Christmas–New Year etc.

This Party’s Government Ministers and Elected Representatives [MLAs] shall be discouraged from playing a central role in laying of foundation stones for religious institutions such as churches/chapels, temples etc. Government shall not conduct religious rites for the inauguration of Government sponsored public buildings and installations such as , bridges etc.

Floriano Lobo
9890470896
www.goasu-raj.com
 

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