“I assure the Goan people that no person, be it Pramod Mutalik or Cedric Prakash, will be allowed to disturb the peace in the state,” asserted Parrikar.
Lourenco had demanded to know if a complaint was received against Mutalik and the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS).
Parrikar clarified that when the complaint against Mutalik and the HJS was submitted to Panaji police, the police officer decided that the complaint did not constitute an offence. After that, the complainant had approached the judicial magistrate first class. The matter was now subjudice and therefore cannot be commented upon, Parrikar said.
Reacting to Lourenco’s demand that the government charge Pramod Mutalik under the National Security Act (NSA), Parrikar reminded that he was the first person to block Mutalik’s induction into the BJP just prior to the Lok Sabha elections.
Lourenco questioned why the police had not taken action to get details of the inflammatory Youtube videos uploaded by the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti that were later deleted, when the police had taken pains to write to website companies to get details of Devu Chodankar’s anti-Modi posts on the internet.