Parrikar finally bans Ram Sene in Goa

GOANEWS & PTI, PANAJI | 20 August 2014 20:34 IST

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday made it clear that the controversial right-wing Hindu outfit Sri Ram Sene had been banned from setting up a branch in Goa after the police gave an adverse report about its activities.

Parrikar made it clear that neither Muthalik nor his colleagues in Rame Sene would be allowed to enter Goa state.

He said section 144 has been imposed to prohibit Ram Sene's entry in the tourist state. 

Muthalik had announced that he would start Goa branch of Ram Sene in September.

"We have banned the entry of Sri Ram Sene in Goa. I had asked police to prepare a detailed report following Sene's announcement to start a branch in the state," Parrikar said, speaking in the legislative assembly.

The police report was submitted to both the district collectors in the state, who then banned Sene from starting a branch, he said, responding to questions during the discussion of demand for budgetary grants of Home ministry. 

"I should be congratulated for my decision," Parrikar added.

Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik had recently expressed his intention to set up a base in Goa to curb 'the pub culture'. 

Muthalik hit the headlines in 2009 after members of his organisation attacked boys and girls at a pub in Mangalore.

Besides making repeated announcements of opening Goa branch since last year, Muthalik has been attending the Hindu Sammelan organised at Ramnathi.

Recently, Ram Sene was in news as it objected to the tiatra "Amka Akantwadi Naka" (We don't want terrorists), which they thretened to disurpt.

But the first show, which was earlier cancelled by director Tousif, was held with a demand of hundreds of Tiatr lovers, at Gomant Vidya Niketan.

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