Centre wants Goa Govt to submit report on Sanatan Sanstha: MP
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Last Updated: Friday, March 19, 2010, 21:34
Panaji: The Centre will examine the possibility of banning the right-wing organisation Sanatan Sanstha once the Goa Government submits a proposal for the same, Congress MP Shantaram Naik said today.

Naik, briefing about his meeting with Union Home Minister P Chidambaram last week, said the Centre wants Goa to submit a formal proposal before taking any decision on the outfit linked to the last year's bomb blast in Margao town.

"The State Government is yet to submit a report to the Centre seeking ban." The Rajya Sabha member from Goa said he has also met Chief Minister Digamber Kamat "with the request to ban the organisation, which could be possible cause of communal discord in the state."

Naik said whatever comments he is making about the group is his "personal opinion" and declined to blame the Congress-led Government over delay in submitting the report.

"I am for communal harmony in Goa. The government should examine the printed and electronic publicity material of the Sanstha, which instigates the locals to indulge in terror and Naxal activities," Naik added.

Four activists of the organisation had been arrested for the blast on Diwali eve. National Investigation Agency (NIA) is probing the case.

The lawmaker said the inflammatory material printed by the Goa-headquartered Sanstha was enough ground to nail it.


First Published: Friday, March 19, 2010, 21:34

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