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Won’t allow Thinkfest in Goa: Tourism min

If the Goa tourism minister has his way, Thinkfest conference, which is annually held in the state, may not be allowed in future unless its promoter and Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal’s fate in a sexual assault case is decided.

“We will not allow it if such activities are happening there. There are other complaints about the conference too,” Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar told IANS Wednesday.

“Let him face trial in the case and clear his name,” Parulekar said.

Held annually in Goa since 2011, Thinkfest has attracted controversy first over Tejpal’s insensitive comments about Goa and later over sponsorship from dubious corporate entities funding the event.

Full report here Daijiworld


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