Tension in Siolim over ‘ghumti’


There was tension witnessed in Siolim, when some people in the village allegedly tried to erect a small religious structure ( 'ghumti') in front of the St Anthony's church in Siolim on Saturday. Sources informed TOI that some people laid the foundation allegedly for the construction of the 'ghumti' along the roadside at the Siolim bridge claiming that it existed there since olden times. This construction activity is being taken up just beside an age-old cross existing on the widened Siolim culvert bridge which is in front of the St Anthony's church at Siolim. Passersby on Saturday wondered about the structure suddenly being propped up just besides the cross. Later, locals came to know that the foundation base was made for erecting a 'ghumti'. [TOI]