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Goa CM Pramod Sawant to meet Archbishop who sought scrapping of CAA

Days after Archbishop of Goa and Daman, Rev Filipe Neri Ferrao, urged the Centre to revoke the "divisive and discriminatory" Citizenship Amendment Act, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said he would meet him in a couple of two days.

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Published on 12 Feb 2020 8:14 AM GMT

Goa CM Pramod Sawant to meet Archbishop who sought scrapping of CAA
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Panaji: Days after Archbishop of Goa and Daman, Rev Filipe Neri Ferrao, urged the Centre to revoke the "divisive and discriminatory" Citizenship Amendment Act, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said he would meet him in a couple of two days.

Asked if the meeting would be over the issue of the new citizenship law, Sawant said, "I am going to meet him, that's what it is."

The Archbishop recently urged the central government to "immediately and unconditionally" revoke the "divisive and discriminatory" Citizenship Amendment Act and stop quashing the "right to dissent".

He also appealed to the government not to implement the proposed countrywide National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

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However, BJP state general secretary and former Lok Sabha member Narendra Sawaikar on Monday called Ferrao's statement against the CAA as "divisive".

Sawaikar asked why the Archbishop was not objecting to Article 30 of the Constitution which gives minorities the right to establish educational institutions.

What Archbishop Said:

Few Days ago Archbishop of Goa asked Govt to dismiss the Citizenship amendment act. He was not in support of this bill. He also appealed to the government not to implement the proposed countrywide National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

Diocesan Centre for Social Communications Media, a wing of the Goa Church, in a statement on Saturday said, “The Archbishop and the Catholic community of Goa would like to appeal to the government to listen to the voice of millions in India, to stop quashing the right to dissent and, above all, to immediately and unconditionally revoke the CAA and desist from implementing the NRC and the NPR.”

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

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