By NIMY Sara Joy
Panaji, Feb. 04- The supposed three-day music festival on Feb 5 at Agonda beach is banned by government. Considering the growing illegal drugs lobby over beach area, the district administration withdrew the granted NOC to the music event.
Last day, chief minister Digamber Kamat ordered an inquest on the ‘Chakraview’ music fest. Canacona Deputy Collector, Deepak Desai informed that it is only after passing through the police report; the decision was taken to pull out the granted NOC to the event organizing team.
“It will be difficult for the police to stop such use of substance as there will be thousands of people including foreigners, who will attend the festival,” Desai said.
Regarding the recent incidents in the society, the event will be granted for the illegal drugs mafia and the spread out of banned substances and alcohols. The police was ordered to have the keen eye over the place where the music fest supposed to take place.
“We will not allow the festival at any cost. There is possibility of law and order disturbance considering opposition for this festival by locals,” Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rohidas Patre said.
The festival was supposed to be one of the very eco-friendly event to build a special treat to the garbage managing over the beach places. Performers from Israel, Russia, Belgium, Italy, South Africa, Hungary and other countries also were expected to attend the event. And the fest was nothing to do with drugs, the organizers of the music festival stated.