Protest by activists at Old Goa intensifies

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Protest by activists at Old Goa intensifies

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Old Goa: The protest against construction in a heritage precinct at Old Goa intensified after more people joined in on Thursday. At least 20 people were on a hunger strike from 8am to 6pm. Agitated over the state government’s inaction against the construction of a bungalow in the heritage precinct of Old Goa, Save Old Goa Action Committee (SOGAC) , a group of citizens, had decided to start a hunger strike from Wednesday near the Basilica of Bom Jesus. The construction is illegal as it is happening inside a protected area under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958, where several centuries-old churches are located,” the activists said. tnn