There are already many cases against the priest arrested for conversion in Goa: Chief Minister

There are already many cases against the priest arrested for conversion in Goa: Chief Minister

Panaji. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the pastor, who was arrested recently for allegedly luring people to convert to Christianity in the state, already has several cases, including one related to the death of a person. Talking to reporters on Saturday, Sawant said that the state government fully respects the right to religious freedom enshrined in the Constitution, but there will be no tolerance for forcing people to convert with the lure of money or other things.

Dominic D'Souza, a pastor operating in North Goa's Saligao, about 20 km from the capital Panaji, and his wife Joan were arrested on Thursday after two people filed separate complaints, a police official said. In these complaints, it was alleged that both were involved in conversion. The official had said that the pastor and his wife were allegedly motivating people to convert to Christianity by offering money or luring them to get treatment for the disease.

Sawant said that earlier also the cases of forced conversions allegedly by D'Souza had come to the notice of the police. He said a case was also registered against the pastor in connection with the death of a man, to whom he allegedly applied "miraculous oil". Sawant said that action has been taken against the priest as per law and the investigation will continue. The police have also booked the priest and his wife under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and indulging in willful and malicious acts with intent to outrage religious sentiments, besides drugs and miracles. A case has been registered under the provisions of the Remedy (Objectionable Advertisement) Act.

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'Rebels' kept their word from Guwahati, many tweets from Eknath Shinde's account, know what is happening there

'Rebels' kept their word from Guwahati, many tweets from Eknath Shinde's account, know what is happening there

The rebel group of Shiv Sena has camped in a hotel in Guwahati. On Sunday, Eknath Shinde shared a video on Twitter in which rebel MLAs are seen celebrating the birthday of an MLA from Bhandara, Narendra Bhondekar. Along with this, Shinde also shared videos of two more MLAs on Twitter.

Bharatshet Gogawale targeted Uddhav Thackeray
Shiv Sena's rebel faction leader Eknath Shinde shared a video of MLA Bharatshet Gogawale on Twitter, in which Gogawale has targeted Uddhav Thackeray and Ajit Pawar. In the video, Gogawale says, "CM Uddhav Thackeray hasn't held a meeting in 2.5 years with the Shiv Sena MLAs who lost the assembly elections in 2019. On the contrary, the deputy CM of the state gave money to the NCP candidates who lost the 2019 assembly elections."

Apart from this, Shinde also shared a video of MLA Prakash Abitkar on his Twitter handle. In the video, Abitkar refutes reports that he had a fight with some MLAs. He called the news of the quarrel completely false.

Aaditya Thackeray claims Shinde was offered CM post
Earlier, Aditya Thackeray claimed on Sunday that on May 20, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had offered to hand over the post of CM to Eknath Shinde, at that time Eknath Shinde had turned down the offer. But exactly a month later, on June 20, he reached Surat with many MLAs. Aditya Thackeray said that while addressing the Shiv Sainiks, he said that you can imagine how long this planning will be going on.

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