- 500 Kannadigas are being thrown out of Goa’s Baina Beach
- Are Kannada-speaking Lambanis are not Kannadigas?
- No Kannada organisation raised their concern about these poor Kannadigas being thrown out of Goa
Many in the social media have wondered where were these pro-Kannada organisations when Kannada medium schools were being closed and in other times when Kannada was under threat.
Especially this incident, when recently the Goa government warned the 500 Lambanis from Karnataka who were working in Goa and residing near the Baina Beach did not receive any concern from teh activists.
Murgaon Tahsildar issued 15 days deadline to vacate the beach claiming that the houses are prone to natural disasters. The administration wanted the houses to be removed cleared before the onset of monsoon. In fact, majority of the dwellers on the Baina Beach are Kannadigas, who have gone and settled there in search of livelihood. Most of them are daily wage workers.
It may be recalled here that earlier too the Goa government had demolished over 500 houses of Kannadigas. The government had claimed that most of them were indulging in prostitution and hence disturbed the social fabric there.
All this happened, but no pro-Kannada organisation was seen staging protest or demanding protection to these Kannadigas.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:31 PM IST