I really think that by highlighting such reports so prominently, the
Herald (in particular… but other papers also have their own thing
going when it comes to dealing with communalism in Goa) is playing into
the hands of those fanatics who want to divide Goan society on communal
It may be good for circulation, but certainly not good for Goa.
Maybe it might be better to have a fact-finding committee, to find out
the issues involved, what might have been the provocation, areas of
possible tension, and where there is scope for bridge-building (among
communities) in Aldona.