Christian dominated Sao Jacinto Island opposes Indian flag hoisting

    14-Aug-2021   
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The Indian Navy has dropped their plans of hoisting the tricolour on Goa's Sao Jacinto Island after the residents said they did not want any authorities from the Central Government or the State Government to carry out any activities on the island. However, Goa CM Pramod Sawant said that it is unfortunate and shameful that some individuals at St Jacinto Island have objected to the Hoisting of the National Flag by the Indian Navy on the occasion of India's Independence Day.
 
Christian dominated Sao J 
 
(Sao Jacinto Church)
 
Pramod Sawant further said, "I have requested the Indian Navy to go ahead with their original plan and have assured full cooperation from Goa Police. These attempts of anti-India activities shall be dealt with an iron fist. It will always be Nation First."
 
Sao Jacinto is a Christian dominated island. The island houses a defunct lighthouse built during the Portuguese rule of Goa. In addition, a church dedicated to St. Hyacinth of Poland (São Jacinto) and a chapel dedicated to St. Dominic.
 
 
 
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