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Soon, Goa's party scene will change
Vicky Nanjappa | March 11, 2008 19:19 IST
The death of British tourist Scarlette Keeling has broken the Goa [Images] government's slumber. Drugs, sex and crime seem to have become the order of the day in this 'party land'. Peddlers are a common sight on its beaches today. In the midst of all the fun, what many, including the state government, did not take notice are the several illegalities being committed.
As of today there are about 67 illegal shacks operating on Goa's beaches. Cheap liquor, easy sex and unlimited supply of drugs have led to lawlessness. And now even the police have realised that things are getting out of hand.
Besides, the tourism department is also considering fixing a deadline for shacks. At present there is no time limit and shacks are open 24 hours. A new order is being contemplated, which will force shacks to shut down by midnight. However, this aspect is still being debated and a decision on the same is expected soon.