Another youth dies at Goa’s Sunburn festival, toll rises to 3

A 24-year-old Bengaluru resident died after he collapsed at the Sunburn Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival in Goa, making it the third such case in the three-day event which concluded on Sunday, according to the report by The Indian Express.

“Sandip Kotta, a resident of Bengaluru has a seizure and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. He later passed away during treatment,” North Goa SP Utkrisht Prasoon said.

On Friday, two tourists from Andhra Pradesh had collapsed at the entry gate and were taken to a hospital in Mapusa, where they were declared dead. Their post-mortem report is yet to come out.

Kotta’s body was sent for a post-mortem on Sunday night.

The opposition has demanded the resignation of Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar, citing “drug and narcotic menace” in the state as the probable suspicion behind the deaths.

How many more lives is the ‘Sunburn Festival’ going to claim ?

The Sunburn festival is not only killing the youth but is also defaming the land of Goa, which is known as “Parshuram bhoomi”. It is maligning the image and the spirit of Goa. Prior to this, two girls had died; now 2 boys had died and now one more boy dies ! How many more lives is the ‘Sunburn Festival’ going to claim ?

On 28th Dec, HJS’ delegation meets CM Dr. Pramod Sawant over the death of 2 youth in Sunburn Festival and demanded a ban on ‘Sunburn Classic’ festival and an investigation into and strict action upon the guilty with regard to this case.


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HJS’ delegation meets CM Dr. Pramod Sawant over the death of 2 youth in Sunburn Festival

CM assures stringent action against those guilty !

How many more lives is the ‘Sunburn Festival’ going to claim ?

Panaji : Two youth died suspiciously at Sunburn Classic, an Electronic Dance & Music Festival being held at Goa’s Vagator on 27th December. On the face of it, this appears to be death due to drug overdose. The Sunburn festival is not only killing the youth but is also defaming the land of Goa, which is known as “Parshuram bhoomi”. It is maligning the image and the spirit of Goa. Prior to this, two girls had died; now 2 boys have died ! How many more lives is the ‘Sunburn Festival’ going to claim ?, said Dr. Manoj Solanki, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti’s Goa State Convenor.

Goa CM assures stringent action against those guilty !

In this context, the HJS has demanded a ban on ‘Sunburn Classic’ festival and an investigation into and strict action upon the guilty with regard to this case from Goa CM Dr. Pramod Sawant. The HJS´ delegation met with the CM at Goa’s Sakhali and presented a memorandum in this regard. At this time, the CM assured HJS’ Shri. Govind Chodankar and Shri. Rahul Vaze of a detailed investigation into the death case of the two youth and stringent action against those found guilty.

… Else will file a Petition for judicial investigation !

In the past, the ‘Sunburn Festival’ had witnessed the death of two women due to drug overdose. It was evident that sale and consumption of drugs goes on in this festival. Thus, the HJS had submitted memorandum, held press conferences, staged demonstrations to withdraw ‘Sunburn Festival’. Yet, this festival is still going on ! The result is the loss of two more lives ! Though the police have not declared that the death of the two youth has occurred due to drug overdose, there is a huge possibility that this incident may be brushed beneath the carpet ! Dr. Solanki of the HJS has warned that if it comes to notice that the police are not conducting an unbiased investigation in this case, then the HJS will file a petition in the Court for judicial investigation of the same.


Two tourists faint, die outside Goa Sunburn Klassique festival venue

Panaji : Two friends, both tourists from Andhra Pradesh, died outside the venue of the Sunburn Klassique electronic dance music festival in the beach village of Vagator in North Goa, police said on Friday.

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti had opposed the Sunburn Klassique festival in Goa. Read Also – Why Sunburn should be banned ?

Speaking to reporters, Superintendent of Police (North Goa) Utkrisht Prasoon said the incident occurred around 3 p.m. outside the EDM festival venue.

“The two youngsters, Sai Prasad and Venkat (full name not known), fainted and collapsed outside the entry gate of the venue before the festival began. They hail from Andhra Pradesh,” Prasoon said.

Both were declared dead on arrival at a nearby hospital. Police have registered both cases as unnatural deaths for now.

When one of the festival co-organisers Shailesh Shetty was contacted for comment, he claimed he was unaware of the incident.

“I do not know anything about it,” Shetty said.

Sunburn Klassique, a two-day EDM festival, got underway on Friday.

Source : Outlook India


Hindu netizens trend #BanSunburnFestival, which leads youth to drugs and immorality

Today morning #BanSunburnFestival became one of the top trends in India on Twitter. Sunburn is being held in Goa from 27 to 29 December. Many Hindus have already started protests against it and have urged Govt and administration to ban this event which promotes vulgarity, obscenity, drugs and immorality. Organisers of Sunburn have also owe crores of rupees to Govts in Goa and Maharashtra. They also do not follow sound pollution norms.

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has urged Hon. Goa CM Dr. Pramod Sawant and Tourism Minister Shri. Manohar Ajgaonkar to cancel all permissions given to Sunburn Festival.

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Sunburn Klassique will be allowed only after organisers pay Rs 1 Cr dues: Manohar Ajgaonkar

A perception has been created that Goans will starve if festivals like Sunburn are cancelled ! If that is the case, why weren’t the tax dues collected over the last 11 months ?

Panaji : Organizers of ‘Sunburn Classic’ have not paid arrears worth Rs. 1 Crore to the Government. They will be granted necessary licence for the festival proposed to be held at the end of December, only after they make payment of arrears. The above information was given by State Minister for Tourism Manohar Ajgaonkar on 17th December. This festival was earlier held at Vagator in February 2019. It was the first time that the Minister gave information on arrears payable by ‘Sunburn Classic’ after increasing opposition for the same. Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar further said, “There is need for electronic dance festival like ‘Sunburn Classic’ for encouraging tourism in the State.”

 ‘Sunburn’ and ‘Sunburn Classic’ are two different festivals !

Minister for Tourism Mr. Ajgaonkar said, “Arrears are payable by Sunburn to the Government and this dispute is sub-judice. Organizers of ‘Sunburn’ enter into contract with ‘Classic’ Company and hold electronic dance festival like ‘Sunburn Classic’”, while answering a question asked by a reporter. He also said that ‘Sunburn’ and ‘Sunburn Classic’ were two different programs and permission would be given to ‘Sunburn Classic’ and not to ‘Sunburn’ after receiving payment of arrears.

Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat


Goa : Hindu Janajagruti Samiti against permission to Sunburn Classic festival

The first Sunburn was held at Candolim Beach on December 27 and 28, 2007. Goa government did not permit the event after 2016. But in 2019, the government of Goa has permitted Sunburn to come back. Sunburn Klassique EDM festival is hosted in the coastal belt of Vagator in North Goa between December 27 and 29 Sunburn Goa 2019.

Mapusa (Goa) : Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) on Sunday urged the state government not to permit Sunburn Classic Festival, alleging that it promotes drug consumption and obscenity.

Speaking at an event in Asgaon here, HJS leader Manoj Solanki said that the festival creates pleasure-seeking attitude resulting in the devaluation of culture and the Sunburn festivals in the past have a controversial background.

“Untoward incidents such as drugs consumption, death due to drug overdose, obscenity, etc., have occurred during the Sunburn festivals in the past. The organisers of Sunburn have defaulted on government revenue too!” he said in a press release.

He further said: “Now the organisers of Sunburn are organising another event in the name of Sunburn Classic at Vagator in December end. This is a plot to destroy our ancient Indian culture by promoting the Western culture and their Electronic Dance Festivals!”

The festival will be organised by the month-end.

Source : ANI

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