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‘Won’t allow Russian, Israeli colonies in Goa’

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday assured the Assembly that Russian and Israeli enclaves (colonies) would not be tolerated in the state.

Parrikar told the House that ‘he had heard about such enclaves existing along the coastline and they would not be tolerated.’

The Chief Minister was responding to the concern raised by Congress legislator Mauvin Godinho over the Israelis and Russians creating their own enclaves in Goa, who have been in the state for a long time.

The state government will also ensure that no exclusivity is provided to foreigners in some hotels and shacks, he said.

Also, the hotels and shacks will have to put up sign boards in Konkani, Marathi, Hindi or English, he mentioned.

‘Those who put up the board in foreign languages (scripts) will not be given trade licences,’ he added.

Foreign nationals like Russians and Israelis, who are on long term visas, have created their own colonies in the state's coastline villages like Morjim, Arambol, Calangute and Anjuna.
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