It is said that every person wants to be a king of his own domain. If the time comes when an outsider tries to make some place for themselves we Goan tend to find some way to get them out of the line. Same has happened in Vasco city. The fish market vendors on Thursday sensing the threat from the migrant fish vendors, operating from the roadsides in the town, threatened to take the law into their own hands. This will surely lead to some serious issue if the Mormugao Municipal Council fails to take action against these outsiders. This is what the situation now. Read here.
It may be recalled that the rivalry between the fish market vendors and migrant vendors (Lamanis) in Vasco has been going on for the last few weeks. Both the groups had even clashed on few occasions.
The clash between the fish market vendors and migrant vendors (Lamanis) in Vasco has been growing from last few weeks. It can be evoked that both these groups have competition between them. There were heated arguments between the two groups and exchange of abuses few weeks before.
These migrant fish vendors sell fish in the evening illegally on the roadsides at various places in Vasco. Goan fish vendors had written earlier to Deepak Naik, MMC Chairperson, requesting him to instigate action against the migrant fish vendors.
When in spite of writing nothing came out from another side a group of 50 traditional fish vendors marched to Naik’s office and questioned him on what action was being taken against these Lamanis. They also reminded him that even though he promised to take action against the Lamanis, the situation had never been better.
After taking everything into consideration, Naik informed them that he had issued clear directions to the municipal inspectors to take action against all Lamanis found selling fish on the roadsides. He also revealed that the Lamanis were operating after office hours, and thus, he would approach the Vasco police to initiate action against those involved in the illegal roadside sale of fish after office hours.
Naik Promised saying, “If migrant fish vendors are found selling fish illegally on the roadside, strict action will be initiated against them. This time, we will ask the Vasco police to take action against the migrant vendors.”