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Restore Good Friday as compulsory holiday in Daman and Diu: Alphons to Home Secy

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

K J Alphons has written to the Friday demanding that be restored as a compulsory holiday in the Union Territories of and Daman and Diu, amidst protests by the Christian community against its removal from the list of holidays.

The change was made in the official district administration notification in November 2018 when national public holiday was transferred from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 or restricted holiday category.

"Daman & Diu, Dadra Haveli have taken off from the list of compulsory holidays as per yesterday's newspaper report. Please ensure that these Union Territories restore Good Friday as a Compulsory holiday. Kindly let me know," Alphons has said in his letter to

Good Friday is celebrated on April 19 and is considered one of the most sacred day for the Christian community after The central government has declared it a gazetted

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 14:55 IST