Goa Governor worried over rising crime against women, children



Panaji: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo on Tuesday expressed concern about the rising crimes against women and girl child in the state.

Addressing the Revolution Day function here, Wanchoo said that overall law and order situation in the state remains satisfactory.

"But I am extremely concerned about the increasing number of crimes taking place in this otherwise peaceful state, particularly against our women and the girl child," he said.

"We need to find a stable solution to this perplexing problem, sooner rather than later. Social evils like this tend to create fear and insecurity amongst the people and particularly our women fold and tarnish the fair image of state in particular, and the country on the whole," the Governor said.

Wanchoo said that apart from the government machinery, people in general should pay attention to the social evils that are impending the progress of the state.

The Governor praised the state for maintaining peace and harmony and concentrating on further development in various fields.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and the freedom fighters, who fought to liberate Goa from Portuguese rule, were amongst the dignitaries present for the Goa Revolution Day.

On this day, freedom fighter Ram Manohar Lohia had given clarion call in 1946 to liberate Goa from the shackles of then Portuguese rule.

PTI