Letters to the editor ( 16 July 2022)

16 Jul 2022  |   06:27am IST

Letters to the editor ( 16 July 2022)

Portuguese Passport impact on Goa polls

The Portuguese authorities of their considerable largesse must be praised for having saved a window of alternative, in order that little children and grandsons and granddaughters of these whose beginning had been registered in Goa on or earlier than December 19, 1961 might purchase Portuguese nationality and thus discover profitable employment in particularly the UK in addition to to a sure extent, in France. A number of tens of hundreds of Goan youth at the moment are employed in Europe they usually principally hail from South Goa in addition to locations comparable to Siridao, Agasaim, Santa Cruz and Merces particularly.

Nevertheless, alas, since these Portuguese passport holders relinquished the suitable to vote in Goa on surrendering their Indian passports, by a conservative estimate, prior to now 15-20 years about 4-5 lakh names have been deleted from the electoral rolls in Goa with the outcome {that a} sizeable proportion of the Goan citizens has shrunk. Make no mistake about it, these 4-5 lakh voters had been principally supporters of the Congress in Goa and so the help base of the Congress has diminished significantly thus ensuing within the defeat of the Congress though Congress until the 2017 Meeting polls managed to garner 17 MLAs. It is extremely tough to apportion duty and blame for this flip of occasions as a result of the youth who selected emigrate to Europe particularly weren’t capable of finding gainful employment in Goa and thus had been left with no different alternative then to amass Portuguese nationality and thus earn their livelihoods in international shores.

Stephen Dias, Dona Paula

Gag order?

An inventory of ‘ unparliamentary ‘ phrases or phrases revealed by the Lok Sabha secretariat led to opposition leaders accusing the federal government of making an attempt to gag them; this was a bit odd as publishing such phrases has been taking place because the Nineteen Fifties.The record shouldn’t be a diktat, it is primarily based on rulings by presiding officers in parliamentary and meeting proceedings in India and the Commonwealth international locations. Not one of the phrases are banned, however the Speaker will expunge remarks he/ she deems unacceptable. Due to this fact it is probably not a gag order. Additionally there are straightforward workarounds for a lot of phrases listed as unparliamentary , for example ‘ jumla’ may be changed by ’empty rhetoric’, it makes the identical level however does not sound like a sweeping judgement. Having stated that, whereas expunging content material from data, discussions should additionally replicate the liveliness that animates politics in a voluble and generally risky democracy. In the end a Parliament is judged by the standard of its debate and productiveness not by disruptions. What’s wanted in higher measure is intensive deliberations in smaller government committees and deeper Home debates on complicated points. The issue is that the federal government of the day doesn’t imagine in debates however merely bulldozes its means by way of on account of brute majority; in truth it disallows knowledgeable, erudite discussions on any contentious challenge which it feels will present it in a foul mild. Except it mends its methods, such supposedly ‘ unparliamentary ‘ language will proceed for use by the elected public representatives. 

Vinay Dwivedi, Benaulim 

Destruction of forests will hit whole ecosystem

Apropos to the article ‘Save the Tiger and its habitat’ by Jubel D’Cruz (Herald 15 July 2022), at a time when forests are being destroyed for no matter purpose, particularly for infrastructure initiatives, Worldwide Tiger Day assumes nice significance. In our nation, forests are being destroyed and inspite of a lot of consciousness with regard to saving the surroundings, we nonetheless proceed with our suicidal act. There have been agitations in Goa over infrastructure initiatives. In Mumbai presently, there may be this challenge of the metro automotive shed at Aarey which is mainly a forest. A newspaper at the moment exhibits wild life very a lot current in Aarey. The authorities in Mumbai and elsewhere want to grasp that destruction of forests would result in destruction of untamed life and the ecosystem we nicely. Evidently, it isn’t simply the Tiger which must be saved, all wild life is vital and must be saved. The Earth itself must be saved. By the best way, we’d like Tigers to avoid wasting our nation as nicely.  Is anyone listening. 

Melville X. D’Souza, Mumbai

Communicate for Goa and win the hearts of Goans

Really feel proud at the moment to see that the individuals of Cuncolim constituency has voted for the suitable alternative Bab Yuri Alemao who’s educated and turning into the voice of individuals of Cuncolim constituency and Goa. We needed a MLA who open his mouth within the Meeting session and never heat the chair and comes again residence. It was noticed that Yuri was the one MLA who in his speech on movement of because of Governor has categorically appreciated the efforts of the NGOS for his or her battle towards the destruction of the surroundings in Goa by the three liner initiatives. Sure, for the love of Goa and Goans these NGOS have given up their profitable careers and helpful time and needs to be felicitated sometime Alemao stated. Yuri Alemeo was current within the protest towards coal in Chandor amongst seven thousand individuals who have come from numerous components of Goa. The FIR towards the NGOs should be taken again by the federal government and railway authorities. Even numerous forms of points associated to Cuncolim constituency and Goa had been highlighted within the meeting session and we hope that the current authorities, CM with none private inner politics will clear up the problems that are affecting the widespread man. Hope our newly consultant will clear up most of our pending points in Chandor Cavorim village too as quickly as potential and proceed his good work by turning into the voice of Goa together with different MLAs as a niz Goenkar.

Ronnie D’Souza, Chandor

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