Goregaon Social Pub: Mumbai BJP President intervenes to ensure action

November 6, 2016 by  
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* Mumbai BJP President, Ashish Shelar Intervenes – Seeks Arrest & Action. Activists Discover More Religiously Offensive Material.

* Pub Owner & 1 More Named in FIR and Arrests to Follow Soon. Christian NGOs Appreciate Ashish Shelar’s Timely Assistance.

* CSF & Community Groups Get Offensive Chandelier Removed. We Now Need to Expose the Forces Behind Such Injuries.

Praise God. To Him be All Glory ! We Take No Credit. Thanks to your prayers & support, we could achieve yet a little bit. To Biblical
references come to mind – 1. Faith without works is dead and 2. If we take up for Jesus before men, He will stand for us before the Father….

Ashish Shelar, Bandra legislator and Mumbai BJP President intervened on the demands made by the Catholic Secular Forum (CSF), Association of Concerned Catholics (AOCC), Maharashtra Christian Youth Forum (MCYF) and other community groups to ensure action was promptly taken. The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kirankumar Chavan informed that the huge chandelier (lantern) which carried objectionable images was brought down. The CSF general secretary, Joseph Dias had complained that despite the assurances, Catholic imagery continued to be displayed prominently over the bar area. According to him, ” the chandelier featured an imprint of a Cardinal’s or Pope’s holy cap with a cross and also a sheaf of the wheat harvest, which is used in the Coat of Arms (emblem) of many a bishop and also used to refer to the Holy Communion bread ” was seen.

Agnelo Fernandes, MCYF president said that ” though it is widely known, the culprits have not been arrested and instead a sham FIR was registered in the name of unknown persons “. Advocate Sodder of the AOCC urged that it was important that a strong message is sent that religion is a sensitive issue, at least in India and one cannot treat it lightly, much less with insult and ridicule.

DCP Kirankumar Chavan assured Joseph Dias, the CSF general secretary that the police were not biased and the CSF was free to get in touch with him for justice in the matter. He explained the ” no names were initially mentioned as investigations were in a preliminary stage. However, after Ashish Shelar’s intervention, the names of the CEO, Riyaaz Amlani (Impresario Entertainment and Hospitality Pvt Ltd – the owners of the pub) and others were added in the FIR and action taken “.

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One Response to “Goregaon Social Pub: Mumbai BJP President intervenes to ensure action”
  1. Joseph Carneiro says:

    Our prayers for all those who bravely stood up and took up this matter of the offensive pictures insulting our faith. The action demanding the arrest of the owner of the so called social pub by the MLA shri.Ashish Shelar is appreciated. May God Bless him and all those who were at the forefront and their families.
    J. Carneiro – Goa

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