Switch off phone: Parrikar to recipient of death threats
Panaji: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday advised a theatre director who has received death threats by phone to switch off his mobile phone or change his SIM card.
"The problem will be over," Parrikar told the Goa legislative assembly while blaming the media for inciting "cockfights".
Parrikar was referring to a local Konkani play "Akantvadi Goeant Naka" which was staged by director Tousif de Navelim under tight security Saturday.
Tousif had claimed that he received 190 threat calls over several days before the play, whose theme was against communal outfits.
"If he switched off the phone, the problem would have been over... There are attempts being made to bring peaceful Goa to a boil," Parrikar said, also referring to the director as "Tousif-Fousif".
Parrikar also promised to give a detailed account of the alleged threat calls received by Tousif during the ongoing monsoon session of the Goa legislative assembly.
With the play and the threats to Tousif making front page news for several days in some papers, Parrikar said that the media was encouraging a "cockfight" between two groups.
The chief minister also asked the Congress in Goa to protest in Bengaluru and ask its party`s government in Karnataka to ban the Sri Rama Sena (SRS) there first.
"They should go to Bengaluru and protest. The Goa government will pay the fare," Parrikar said, adding that he will ban the SRS if the organisation sets up shop in Goa.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Muslim leader Asaduddin Owaisi says Aamir Khan wrong in wanting to leave India
- BJP's big poser to Aamir Khan: Is there any better neighbour for Muslims than a Hindu?
- Europe to 'free up space' by kicking out tens of thousands of Pakistanis
- Vladimir Putin rages as Turkey shoots down Russian plane
- I was shivering while interviewing Nirbhaya's friend, says Ramnath Goenka awardee Sudhir Chaudhary