Panaji: 'Stop claiming benefits under Article 30' - BJP to Church


Panaji, Feb 10 (IANS): Two days after Goa Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao urged the central government to revoke the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), calling the law 'divisive' and 'discriminatory', state BJP general secretary Narendra Sawaikar on Monday urged him to stop claiming benefits under Article 30 of the Indian Constitution, which protects minority educational institutions from government discrimination.

"If #CAA is discriminatory than Article 30 of Constitution of India is more discriminatory. Don't claim benefits at taxpayers money by claiming minority status! #CAA #Archbishop," Sawaikar, a former Lok Sabha MP tweeted.


Goa Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao

"If #CAA is discriminatory for Goa #Archbishop, than Article 30 of Constitution of India is more discriminatory. Don't claim benefits at taxpayers money by claiming minority status! #CAA @Pontifex," the Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary also tweeted.

The Church in Goa, through the Diocesan Education Society, runs a majority of the English medium schools in the coastal state, which draw aid in form of financial grants from the Goa government.

As per Article 30 (ii) of the ConstitutionAof India "the state shall not, in granting aid to educational institutions, discriminate against any educational institution on the ground that it is under the management of a minority, whether based on religion or language".

On Saturday, the Archbishop, regarded as the religious and spiritual leader of Catholics in Goa, who account for nearly one third of the state's 1.5 million population, had demanded revocation of the Citizenship Amendment Act.

"The Archbishop and the Catholic community of Goa would like to appeal to the government to listen to the voice of millions in India, to stop quashing the right to dissent and, above all, to immediately and unconditionally revoke the CAA and desist from implementing the NRC and the NPR," the statement issued by the Goa Church's Diocesan Centre for Social Communications Media had said.

  

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  • Abdulla, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 12 2020

    Dear Almeida / Bendur / Mumbai,

    Would like to hear from you on this .. no take on this sir?
    Be a true citizen and dont be biased when you make your mean and provocative comments all the while on this forum.

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  • Siiddarth C, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    What he said is right. There should not be discrimination on the basis of religion. Minority status is based on religion. So fight against it. Dont claim benifits.
    When constitution was amended more than 100 times then u never raised objections. now y

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    The MP has forgotten something. Even if the Christian educational institutions get government grants, they impart education to all communities and not just Christians. Every student studying in these institutions regardless of his faith gains from these government grants. Why has he forgotten this?

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  • Chetan, Udupi

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    No Indian has any objection to the provisions of the original Constitution and the subsequent amendments done for the good of the citizens. CAA is an amendment done to further the sinister hidden agenda and RSS and it's cohorts. Hence, the whole nation is opposing it. Everyone must understand that termites of the nation are RSS & its cohorts. Put them in their place and India will be truly Ram Rajya.

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  • Nithin, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Chethan which Ram Rajya you talking about

    Which led 450000 throw out from thier home based on religion.

    Was it Ram Rajya,

    Every protester for CAA telling

    " Thera mera ristha la ilha illa la "

    "hindu won ki kabar kodenge".

    Even though CAA is for giving citizen shil not foe removing why muslims of india fighting for.

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Will you people weep for Hindus wiped out of Kashmir? That too in their own country?. can you stop Hindus fleeing from Assam, Bengal and kerala if the Demography goes gainst the Hindus? Why no one spoke about their plight in the 90s. why there was no solidarity speeches and demand for abrogation of 370 then?. Why only Hindus have to be magnanimous?

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    There are many countries in this world where there are significant muslim population as minority. name one country among them where there is Raama Rajya? . There is no termite RSS or BJP there right.Please at least let me know one country for my satisfaction.

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  • Joseph D Souza, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Benefits under article 30 are not given from the ancestral bank reserves of this MLA or any other BJP leader. It is the Constitutional provision and so it is our right. Moreover, this provision is meant for the minority institutions and not for minorities personal use and those who benefit from these minority institutions are largely from majority community. Therefore, indirectly, these benefits are enjoyed by all. If sane and dissenting voices are not allowed in this great land of ours under this ruling dispensation, then the ruling dispensation can go....

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  • RaAm, Kudla

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    CAA is an Act now and is part of the same Constitution and its the duty of every citizen of India to follow and respect it. Period...!!

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  • SachiN, ManglorE

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Ramanna ko mirchi lag gaya chill ramanna.

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    CAA is nothing but scam just like demonetisation to make illegai as legai.
    Only poor will suffer.

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    BJP gets infuriated when non-hindus speak their minds as equal citizens.

    DisAgree [28] Agree [55] Reply Report Abuse

  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Non-Hindus get agitated when BJP speaks of equality and facts!

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  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Stop sending your kids to Christian convents first, If you guys have any shame left which i dont expect. And FYI that money doesn't belong to your oersonal tresury. Even i am a tax payer. You guys have been looting us since 2014. You guys soent our money on Ambani and Adani. You guys forced a lot if unwanted unconstitutional rules on us. You divided us in the name of religion. And right now you are spewing poison on us openly. Yoi are openly sending gunmen to threaten and provoke anti CAA protestors. You call anyone voicing their opinions as anti nationals. People like you should be jailed in an island and treated like parasites. You speak about Lord Ram then should inculcate his behaviour as well. He was one for justice and equality for all.

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  • sivaram, manjeri/mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Christians comprise 25% of the population of goa as such majority of students studying in christian schools are hindus(80%) muslms 5% rest christians Withdrawing subsidy may prompt closure of schools, depriving education to majority population. . Most christians in goa are prosperous and any move to harass them may lead to migration to countries where they are welcomed. Having said this, i strongly oppose the archbishop in meddling in politics Christians seem to forget the tyrannical rule of.
    Tipu Sultan who wiped out 85% of mangalorean christians, either murdering them or converting them.

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    BJP which made Yogi Adityanath the Chief Minister of UP has absolutely no moral authority to denounce religious heads of other communities for allegedly meddling in politics.

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  • Nicholas, Canada

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    sivaram, manjeri/ mangalor
    Are you comparing Tippu rule to BJP government? Please don't forget Tippu was a ruler & BJP is ruling a democratic country. You may have surrendered with your family & Bhakths to sanghis but others have not.

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  • Robert Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    What the BJP spokesperson means is that :
    1. They represent majoritarian rule.
    2. They mean they are elected by Indian Citizens and they represent the majority.
    3. They , the BJP are " converting peoples minds" and want facilities to the minorities made under the provisions of our constitution abolished. People are being fed with half truths and blatant lies by the the propaganda machinery ( that is reminiscent of the 3rd Reich in Germany).
    4. They do not believe in strong Judiciary as it can rise up to protect the constitution safeguards.
    5. They do not want a strong press as the ethical and unbiased journalism can tell the truth to the people.

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    Yes
    Now onwards i too support CAA...

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  • Satya, Dubai

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    What do you mean taxpayers money ? Christian, Muslims and all other people are paying tax. Government cash is not your money, your are eater and looter of taxpayer money.

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  • Sandesh Amin, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    Yes. Who pay tax. There is no decrimination for paying tax for Indian citizen. These dirty politicians fill their stomach with tax payers money. Don't forget you people are servents of people. Count your days. You can not fool Indians on communal agenda.

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  • Saurabh, Udupi

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    Yeah Gandhi and Nehru wanted CAA to happen inclusive muslim community. Anything gone inside your brain now? Gandhi and Nehru always stood for Hindu-muslim unity and thus national integrity, because they are aware that Hindu and muslims both shed their blood for our country. So CAA is discriminatory, divisive and unconstitutional as BJP ignored muslim community in CAA.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    CAA was enacted to accommodate persecuted minorities of only three neighbouring countries. Fortunately or unfortunately Muslims don’t come under the persecuted category. Muslims from these countries are not denied visas or they are not prohibited from obtaining citizenship. Where do you see discrimination here, except that the procedure for those suffering persecution has been eased.

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  • Nicholas, Canada

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    John Tauro, M'lore
    How much do you know ground reality in these three countries? Only what politicians protrude you assume that is true.If you visit these countries you can know real fact same like untouchable in India. Keeping it aside when BJP government can't provide employment to Indians & unemployment rate has gone high why can"t they concentrate towards that by developmental policies instead of deviating publics view

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Wed, Feb 12 2020

    Mr. Nicholas, Canada,
    While in Kuwait I had known a few minorities from Pakistan and Bangladesh from whom I had personally heard about their plight and pitiable conditions in their countries.

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  • smr, Karkala

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    I think Christians of India doesn't need 'Alms' of the PM Modi's BJP government. If Muslims of India can forgo the Haj subsidy of Rs700 crores that has withdrawn promised to be utilized for the welfare of education of Muslim women of India has never spent.to date.
    The constitution of India under Article 30 rights but CAA is nothing but law is 'divisive' and 'discriminatory'.
    Lets not forget in 1949 raging arguments over who was indeed Indian were put to rest with a vote that spoke in favour of an Article 5 without religious markers. The constituent assembly debated and rejected Citizenship by Religion.

    The Goa Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao speaking about the oneness of this nation. But ultimately BJP's ulterior intention has been exposed.

    It is was RSS motives of pehle kasai, phir isai: first the butchers (Muslims), then the Christians. Today it is CAA for Muslims, yesterday it was Church attack and conversion issue.

    Let's stand with Archbishop with defect divisive forces of India.

    Jai Hind

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  • Narendra Kumar, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    Claiming the tax benefits is under the constitution and it is not a favor done by any 'Political Party' for that matter!. Don't try to to scare or threaten, that too in Goa... the minorities by your fascist mindset of BJP M.P's.

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  • Felix Pinto, Koteshwara

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    First of all, this idiot must understand the basic difference.
    Article 30 is part of original Constitution given to us by the great forefathers. It is not a favour being done tonus by the present fanatical elements.

    CAA is an amendment to the original article of the Constitution.

    The gentleman who is referring to article 30 himself and his kith and kin were educated in minority institutions. Even the grants given by the government is utilized for the welfare of the society and to amass wealth.

    Coming to the part of tax or the source for such grants, please not that we too are citizens of this country and we too are tax payers. We never grumble when the government distributes financial help to few weaker sections. They are our brothers and we stand by them.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    First give our Promised Rs. 15 Lacks ...

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  • G Veer S, Nagpur

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    BJP always speaks in street class language. The archbishop hasn't reminded BJP about article 30 which is already in the constitution, he has asked to revoke CAA which is descriminatory, divisive and unconstitutional. In retaliation BJP is threatening to hint to withdraw benefits under article 30 in a unconstitutional, undemocratic and unparliamentary way. As usual BJP knows only to intimidate and threaten people to deny people of thier democratic rights.

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  • Ankit, Mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    And by the way, Gandhi and Nehru wanted CAA to happen right from Aug 15th, 1947

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  • G Veer S, Nagpur

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    Wanted to happen is different from made to happen overnight uncostitionally. Gandhi and Nehru had followed the procedure stated in the constitution by proposing and debating it in the parliament and subsequently would have gone for vote including the opposition but it did not get support at initial stage itself, so it was held back unlike BJP who kept opposition in the dark and passed into law overnight. Daal Mei Kuch Kala Hai, Ya Poori Daal Kali Hai.

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  • Harish Hegde, Mangalore/Saudi Arabia

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    Veer they were not gundas, but these are gundas... those were not gunda raj but now it is a gunda raj.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    Veer
    CAA is not unconstitutional it is passed by both the houses by majority votes. In democracy Parliament is Supreme as they can change the Constitution itself. Khangress made more than 80 amendments to the Constitution. So don't think that Constitution is a permanent body. It has to be changed as per wishes of the ppl represententives as per Constitution itself

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  • Santhosh, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    Well said.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    Pardon me ? Well said by who ? By the minister, who doesn't want to educate his children in Govt schools but will at any given time opt for Christian run schools ? He talks in Goa, a Christian majority state, where he could not ban beef for the fear of outrage ?

    Look, Christians are not asking for alms but certainly this minister is thinking that the aid is a bait based on which he can force the followers of the religion to fall on their knees and support CAA. The minister is mistaken, so are you. Look at Kerala where the minister is threatening to take over the institutions. Check what the institutions said in reply. Elected ministers are ELECTED, not the purchasers of the nation. They have a term length, after which they may have to plead to be heard. Therefore, it's better that they remember how much deep in water they themselves are before threatening others about a flood.

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  • Oopra, kadri

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    when did Goa become a christian majority state.? The Christians aren't asking alms but the church certainly is inspite of all the wealth.

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  • Jack, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Well said. I have my fears. The majority community have been brain washed and especially in the north the modi tide is so high that even the best surfer cannot withstand the wave.

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