Trust headed by Goa minister gets rights panel not

Last Updated: Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 18:33

Panaji: A trust headed by a Goa cabinet minister has been issued a notice by the state Human Right`s Commission for funding a poetry book, in which a poem has been called derogatory to Goa`s tribal community.

The notice issued Friday directs office bearers of the Madhavrao Dhavalikar Trust and the publisher of the book, `Kerichya Devrambha`, and the book`s anthologist to explain why the poem was published.

The notices have been issued after United Tribal Association Alliance (UTAA) president Prakash Velip complained that the poem `Gawandi` was defamatory and derogatory for Goa`s tribals.

Goa Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar heads the trust.

The respondents have been asked to respond to the notice by June 27.

IANS



First Published: Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 18:33

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