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Apology and Suspension of Directive: Calangute Panchayat Puts Hold on Removing Shivaji Maharaj Statue, Sarpanch Apologizes



In response to the widespread protests and public outcry, Calangute Panchayat has decided to suspend its directive to remove the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, which was installed on the Major District road near Calangute Police Station. The controversial order had sparked a tense atmosphere in Calangute, with hundreds of Shivaji Maharaj supporters gathering to voice their opposition.

Following the massive public gathering and strong opposition, the Panchayat reconsidered its decision and put the removal directive on hold. Additionally, Sarpanch Joseph Sequeira has offered an apology to the Shivaji Maharaj premis and the community for any offense caused.

The demonstration and the strong public sentiment have prompted a change in the Panchayat’s stance. It is now evident that the order to remove the revered statue was met with significant opposition, leading to the decision to suspend the directive temporarily.

This development offers a momentary respite to the Shivaji Maharaj premis and supporters who had fervently protested against the Panchayat’s decision. The situation remains fluid, and further discussions and negotiations may take place to find a resolution that satisfies all parties involved.