State Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar in his statement alleged that the Nigerian nationals intentionally commits the crime to extend their stay in the state. Parulekar said that “The Nigerian issue is not just the problem in the Goa state but across the country”. According to him, Nigerians come to Goa to study but purposely stay here by committing some offense. He also mentioned that there should be a deportation law for the illegal international residents in the state. Here is the report what tourism Minister has said more about the Nigerian issue.
Dilip Parulekar said, Nigerians come here to study, but purposely commit an offence and then get an FIR registered against them and impending judicial proceedings extends their stay in the country. By the time, they continue to involve in drugs and anti-social activity, but the law is not equipped to take quick action against them,”
The minister stated about the Nigerians issue when a local woman complained to the authorities that the two Nigerians nationals stopped her vehicle at Parra and at a knife-point forced her to a room at Assagao and raped her.
The Mapusa police jurisdiction later said that they caught the duo, who was trying to run away to Maharastra. Police have arrested them under the provision of Indian Penal Code.
Suggesting instant option, Minister said that the ‘blacklisted’ individuals must be immediately deported back to their country thereby not allowing their re-entry.
Parulekar said pointing out the problem, “We have already pointed to the Central Home Ministry earlier of the weakness in our deportation law, but no action has been taken so far. We have a list of foreign nationals illegally staying in the state, but since cases are ongoing against them we are unable to deport them. The foreign nationals know the weakness of our judicial system and take advantage out of it. If a foreign national is involved in crime, the court proceedings must be fast-tracked and he must be deported within a month. Unfortunately, we don’t have such special provisions in the law so far.”