Goa Cong opposes usage of word `negro` for African nationals
Panaji: Goa Congress on Wednesday objected to the usage of the word "negros" in the official documents by the state government to refer to the African nationals.
The written reply tabled on the floor of the House by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar referred to an African national who was arrested at Calangute village on May 8, this year, as an "unknown African negro".
Congress spokesperson Durgadas Kamat said, "A circular needs to be sent to the departments asking them to refrain from making such racist remarks. We are a tourist state and such words send negative signals to international tourists."
He said the use of this word in official documentation was "unfortunate" and such references create a bad image about Goa among the international tourist community.
In November 2013, state Art and Culture Minister Dayanand Mandrekar had termed Nigerians as "cancer", after they had blocked a road at Porvorim near here over the death of a fellow national.
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