The Hindu right-wing organisation Shri Ram Sene has been banned in Goa by the government for two-months with a review to be taken by the government for further extension on the ban. Chief Minister relayed the decision to the State Legislative Assembly.
“I had asked police to prepare a report and it was sent to the collector to ban the entry of Shri Ram Sene in the state. We have banned Shri Ram Sene,” Parrikar said.
In June Shri Ram Sene chief Pramod Mutalik had announced his plan to set up a branch of the Sene in the state in September.
Parrikar added that there was an outcry when he had not banned the sene but now there is no one complimenting the government for banning the outfit.
Mutalik had earlier expressed his desire to curb Goa’s “western culture of clubs and pubs”. For the past two years he has been talking of setting up a branch of the sena in Goa. His latest announcement of opening a Goa branch had come in June during the all-India Hindu convention held at Ramnathi, Ponda.
This is not the first time the Shri Ram Sena has been banned in Goa. Some years back, former home minister Ravi Naik of the Congress government, had also banned its entry into the state.