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Shiv Sena demands re-installation of Shivaji statue in Goa

IANS  |  Panaji 

Amid the backdrop of several statues being vandalized in different parts of the state, the in on Wednesday demanded the re-installation of a Maharaj statue which was removed by the authorities last week, claiming it was illegally installed.

Speaking to reporters, state said that the statue in Valpoi town in district should be re-installed at the earliest and that the issue was not about legality or illegality, but about the emotional attachment people have for

"We condemn the decision of the Valpoi Municipality to arbitrarily remove the statue on Thursday. We want it re-installed as soon as possible. We are not even going into the legalities and illegalities. is an emotional icon for us," Kamat said.

The statue was installed by a group of followers last year at a traffic circle in Valpoi Hathwada area, which has a significant minority community population, creating tension in the area.

The statue was removed last Thursday morning by the municipal authorities, following which Section 144 of the CrPC had been imposed in the area by the district administration.

According to the of the Cynthia Misquita, the statue was taken down because it was illegally installed.

"There was no permission to install the statue," the said.



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First Published: Wed, March 07 2018. 19:52 IST