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Security of Goa heritage church complex reviewed

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IANS Panaji
In view of the Easter Sunday terror attacks on churches in Sri Lanka, the Goa Police has conducted a security assessment at one of Goa's most popular church complexes in Old Goa, which houses 17th century religious structures, said a police officer on Tuesday.
"We conducted a security assessment as well as a training programme for security guards posted at the Old Goa Church complex," said Jivba Dalvi, the police officer posted at Old Goa Police Station.
"Guards posted at the church complex were briefed about the security measures, dos and don'ts, precautions, ways to efficiently check luggage, etc," Dalvi said.
Following the terror attacks in Sri Lanka, in which around 250 people died, the Goa government has already upped the security apparatus around the churches at Old Goa, which are endorsed by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) as a world heritage site, as well as major religious institutions and beaches across the coastal state.
The Old Goa Church complex, which is located a short distance from Panaji, is visited by thousands of tourists everyday.
--IANS
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First Published: Apr 30 2019 | 9:56 PM IST

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