Anjuna residents voice concern over loud music

CALANGUTE: Villagers from Anjuna have voiced their concern over loud music being played beyond permissible limits at Anjuna.

The villagers from southern Anjuna gathered in the panchayat community hall Anjuna  and voiced their concern. They were supported by Anjuna-Caisua Panchayat in their cause.

'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; text-align: justify;">Addressing a press conference, the villagers said they are not against parties or music, but loud music should not be permitted beyond 10 pm in the residential areas of southern Anjuna.

“Our elders’ sleep has been disturbed, while there is a threat to life and property of the locals due to intoxication of the tourists frequenting the shacks for night parties. The tourists literally yell at nights while the fireworks cause considerable inconvenience to the villagers,” stated a villager.

“All these years, we have been requesting the organizers, but to no avail. We also kept quite as they were our own local boys doing business, but now they have crossed the limits. We were compelled to take this action to stop the loud music beyond permissible limits,” added the villager.

Lavinio Rebello said: “Police are reluctant to act against the violators, while the SP (North) has been extending us help and co-operation in stopping loud music being played at nights.”

Anjuna-Caisua Sarpanch Pratima Govekar: “We have received a representation from the residents of southern Anjuna and will act accordingly as per the provisions of law.”

Deputy Sarpanch Patrick Savio Almeida said the noise pollution in the south Anjuna has increased immensely during last few years. “Police should initiate prompt action so that the residents can at least have a sound sleep at night,” said Almeida.

The press conference was also attended by locals, panchas and Anjuna Police. [H]