Panjim, Oct 10 (GCNews) Sanatan Sanstha is working in the interest of Hindu culture and religion, and is not against the country defended senior Goa Minister Ramkrishna (Sudin) Dhavlikar.
Dhavlikar is the President of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) who is an alliance partner in the BJP lead government in Goa.
The minister’s remarks came a day after a leading national new channel – India Today, which conducted a sting-operation on Sanatan Sanstha, claimed that the Hindu organisation enjoyed political patronage due to which it escaped a ban after its alleged role in the 2009 Margao bomb blasts.
Police suspect involvement of members linked to the Sanatan Sanstha in the killings of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, M M Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh.
However, the outfit, which has its headquarters at Ramnathi village in North Goa district, has denied any involvement in these cases.
On being questioned on the allegations of Sanatan Sanstha’s role in criminal activities, Dhavalikar told GoaChronicle.com that investigations were on in various cases and court will decide whether they (activists of the outfit) were really guilty.
“My family and I are associated with Sanatan to spread Hindu religion. Sanatan doesn’t believe in violence. It is working to spread the Hindu religion and culture and we support all organisations which do similar work,” he said.