Adv. Amit Palekar, will observe fast unto death from Monday until the government takes concrete steps to revoke all the licenses issued to illegal structure in the Old Goa heritage site.
While addressing the media on Sunday he said, “To preserve the beauty of Goa and Goenkarpon, I have taken the decision to start fast unto death from Monday. It will continue until the government will not take concrete procedure to revoke all the permissions given to build the illegal structure’’.
“Politicians are currently busy at passing the buck. I am not doing all this as an AAP leader but I want to preserve my Goa for the future generation. I will sit near the Basilica church to hold fast unto death”, he added.
“Currently, all the political leaders in Goa have sold Goa. Most of the people lost their jobs during the employment and due to that their economic conditions got worst. But, have you seen politicians becoming poor? No. Because the Congress and the BJP is busy looting common people’’, he said.
He said, “Old Goa has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is also recognised by the Archaeological Survey of India. The church in Old Goa is an architectural masterpiece and attracts a large number of tourists. The illegal construction is nearing completion. If such types of constructions are encouraged then it will set a precedent to continue illegalities”.
“The construction of a bungalow has been undertaken by a fashion designer who is a BJP functionary in Mumbai. Agitated over the state government’s inaction against the construction of a bungalow in the heritage precinct of Old Goa, the citizens from all parts of Goa and from all ages are currently on hunger strike. Even I have also decided to do fast unto death, so that our voice be heard”, he added.