Citizens from Old Goa feel that ‘Hatkataro Khamb’ needs to be preserved !

Ponda (Goa) : Members of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) and pro-Hindu organizations had made a human chain around ‘Hatkataro Khamb (Inquisition Pillar)’ in the background of ‘Goa Kranti Din’, protesting against Government and Archaeology Department for neglecting preservation of ‘Hatkataro Khamb’ and made a demand that the historical pillar should be properly preserved. Hindus present at the venue expressed the following views.

1. Hatkataro Khamb should be properly maintained. Only 2 out of ten persons visiting this place, know its background. – Shri. Saurabh, shopkeeper (He has a shop near Hatkataro Khamb), Shri. Lalesh Parvatkar and Shri. Chandrakant Patil (Belgaum)

2. I am seeing this pillar for the last 70 years. Christians are trying to remove it under the guise of widening of roads. – Shri. Shamin Madakaikar

3. Hatkataro Khamb should be converted into a huge monument. – Shri. Sainath Naik

4. Politicians are responsible for delay in taking action for preservation of ‘Hatkataro Khamb’. – Shri. Jagannath

5. A hoarding with information on ‘Hatkataro Khamb’ should be displayed near the pillar. Dr. Rajaram Naik

6. It is a good thing that ‘Hindutvavadi’ organizations have undertaken a drive for preservation of ‘Hatkataro Khamb’. – Shri. Avadhesh Vishwakarma

Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat

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