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Monday, June 05, 2006


Inox withdraws Vinci Code

In view of mounting pressure from the Christians community against the screening of the controversial film The Da Vinci Code, the Inox management today withdrew the movie following intervention of the state government.
The film, which was released in Inox here on Friday, had held eight shows. The management withdrew the film this morning and placed a notice in its complex.
The announcement to this effect was made by the deputy collector, Mr Agnelo Fernandes at a meeting held by the Anti-Blasphemy Action Front at Church Hall here. The South Goa MP, Mr Churchill Alemao, the Calangute MLA, Mr Agnelo Fernandes, Mr Edmund Antao of the Association of Crusaders of Jesus and Mary, former MLAs, Mr Simon D’Souza, Mr Victor Gonsalves and others were present.
These leaders threatened to take out a morcha at the Inox multiplex and take law into their hands if the screening of the film was not stopped in Goa by today.
Addressing a meeting, Mr Alemao came down heavily on the Christian ministers in the Congress government. However, he congratulated the Chief Minister, Mr Pratapsing Rane and the Chief Secretary, Mr J P Singh for taking swift action in halting the screening of the film, thus respecting the sentiments of the Christian community in Goa.
The South Goa MP went ahead saying that even the Bharatiya Janata Party leader and leader of the opposition, Mr Manohar Parrikar was for halting the movie from being screened in the state.
He lambasted the Christians ministers for not seeking a ban on the controversial film in Goa. He also named two senior Congress leaders from South Goa and added that these leaders are only interested in preserving their chair, rather than taking up people’s issue.
Stating that nobody should be allowed to produce a fiction film on god, Mr Alemao slammed the two priests who were appointed as Christians community representatives by the Government of India for granting clearance to the film in India.
The South Goa MP informed that he had written a letter to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh seeking a ban on this film in India because Jesus is revered by millions in the world, irrespective of religions. He said he met with Mr Rane and broached the issue with him yesterday adding that the Chief Minister immediately talked to the Inox management, demanding halt to screening of the film from today.
He said he had had an argument with the Information and Broadcasting Minister, Mr Priyaranjan Dasmunshi as how his ministry allowed the released of the film on the ground of a “fiction” and added that no one had right to do fiction on divine figures and make money.


Shabas Churchill Alemao. The rest of the Cristaos in the Government and Cabinet are but 'bhatlele' or 'dirtied ones', as our Hindu bretheren would call those with shortcomings amongst them. Churchill too has his faults as has been obvious over the last decade or so. But when Goemcarponn is at stake everyone calls on the Lion of Varca, Churchill the Warrior - KHODEGANT ZUZARI.


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