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Goa is yet to decide about banning Sanatan

Last Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 15:04

Panaji: Goa government has adopted wait-and-
watch approach before deciding whether to seek ban on Hindu
right-wing organization Sanatan Sanstha, on the lines of
neighbouring Maharashtra.

Sanatan Sanstha is headquartered at Ramnathi village in
Goa, and eight of its members are on trial for 2009 Margao
bomb blast.
When asked if government was proposing a ban on the
organisation, Goa Chief Secretary Sanjay Srivastava said that
it would "wait and see".

"I read in newspapers that Maharashtra government has
sent a proposal to Centre seeking a ban, but we have not sent
any such proposal," he said.
He said that state government was waiting for the Margao
trial to get over, before taking any decision.

Two members of the organisation were recently convicted
by a Mumbai court for low-intensity blasts in neighbouring
areas in 2008.


First Published: Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 15:04

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