//Fact-finding Committee blames Sangh for Sanvordem violence

Fact-finding Committee blames Sangh for Sanvordem violence

Panaji: The fact-finding committee, set up by All India Milli Council, to probe the Sanvordem violence of March 3 and 4, has blamed the Sangh Parivar while BJP has termed the report as ‘anti-Hindu’.

The four-member fact-finding group, headed by Supreme Court lawyer Nandita Haksar, that probed "first-ever communal violence in Goa", has blamed the Sangh Parivar and political forces for the violence and alleged discrimination against the minority community members in the state.

The Committee had also castigated BJP leaders, particularly former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar fo blaming minority community of violence.

AIMC’s report states that minority community members were denied their human rights in Goa since ’90s and also has equally blamed Congress government, demanding a white paper on the Sanvordem violence.

However, BJP leaders today termed it as an attempt to incite communal violence in the state and demanded that the all those involved, be booked.

"I will write to the Chief Secretary seeking action against the committee members for spreading venom against local population," Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Manohar Parrikar said.

"BJP had denounced violence right from day one. We had demanded that action against the anti-social elements in the procession and the violence that followed it. We never named any community and were never biased", Parrikar said.

He said Haskar and other committee members were instigating the peace-loving Goans and government should investigate their role in this matter.