Goa Governor Mridula Sinhahas appealed to all Goans to remain calm and maintain peace and harmony and resolve to deepen the solidarity and brotherhood in the society.
The Governor further said that the despicable act of desecration of the holy crosses and plaques installed in the graves in the cemetery in Curchorem, has pained her beyond words.
"Such mindless acts of religious vandalism are clearly aimed at breaking the communal fabric of Goan traditional society, where people of all faith, community and creed live in peace and harmony, which has been a hallmark of the State," she has said in a message released here.
"We Goans cannot be bogged down by such shameful and reprehensible acts rather it should strengthen our resolve to further reinforce the secular tradition of our State," the Governor said.
"As the head of the State I have asked the Director General of Police to act swiftly in the matter and bring the perpetrators to book immediately.
"Such acts warrant zero tolerance on part of police and administration and stringent and full measures must be taken to bring the culprits behind bars," she said.
"The police must devise ingeniousways to handle such alarming situations. At the same time, the people of Goa should remain vigilant so thatsuch acts are not repeated," said the Governor.