Panaji: Goa Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant on Sunday while condemning the Sri Lankan terror attacks, said that the state government has beefed up the security around all the churches here on Easter Day. While speaking to ANI he said: ” I have discussed the security situation with the state Director General of Police Pranab Nanda and have instructed him to beef up security around Goa’s churches.”
The chief minister insisted that since Goa is full of churches, the security built-up is needed on the occasion of Easter Sunday. Further speaking on the issue of safety Sawant said: “I will also be talking to the Archbishop of Goa and seek his help to ensure the security of the churches and people.”
This comes in the wake of the gruesome bomb blast attack in Sri Lanka that hit a string of high-end hotels and churches, as the Christian community marked the occasion of Easter Sunday. 207 people have lost their lives until now, while around 450 people have been injured.