Following the stiff resistance to the Ram Sene entering Goa, now it’s the turn of Sanatan Sanstha which has come under the scanner of BJP legislator, with ruling government MLA has proclaimed to ban the Sanstha in Goa. According to the news published by IANS agency “The Goa lawmaker has announced the ban on Sanatan Sanstha in Goa on the grounds of their involvement the killing of leftist leader Govind Pansare in Maharashtra by the members of rightwing organization, as accused by the Maharashtra and Karnataka police”.
IANS has also reported that the Bhartiya Janata Party legislator from St. Andre constituency has mentioned that “If the Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik has been banned from entering the state on the grounds of various charges set against him then why not the Sanstha be banned which has its headquarters in Ramnathi, Goa”. According to Mr. Wagh there is no scope for the violence in the democracy “All those who try to use bullets to suppress the voice of opposition are nothing but the terrorists, because they try to terrorize the opposition,” he added.
Wagh did not stop here; he gave the example of Pansare and Kalburgi, who was shot dead by the unidentified men on 30th August 2015, in Karnataka. “It is not the hidden fact that there is an involvement of Sanatan Sanstha in the Pansare and the Kalburgi cases and they are doing just that. Their hand is evident in these cases,” he alleged
The Sanstha which was founded by the medical hypnotherapist, Jayant Athavale, has several thousand members primarily from Goa, Maharashtra, and Karnataka. It also has its own publication section through which it publishes the newspaper and range of periodicals propagating the ideology of the Sanstha, which is targeted towards the destruction of evil and reinstatement of divinity on this planet. It has been backed by many top politicians which include some of the cabinet ministers in the BJP-led coalition government in Goa.
Based on the allegation made by the BJP leader, the Sanstha has issued the statement in the press, which claims that all the allegations are false and baseless, and neither the Sanstha and nor its members are involved in the attack on Pansare. The special team which is probing the murder of Pansare had earlier arrested the Sanstha member Sameer Pansare and is in a lookout for another member Rudra Patil, who is apparently absconding since the Margao blast in 2009.
While the 6 people of Sanstha, Vinay Talekar, Vinayak Patil, Dhananjay Ashtekar, Dilip Mangaokar, Prashant Juvekar and Jay Prakash, were acquitted by the trial in 2013 but the name of the Sanstha did not come up in that, And Rudra Patil and Sandeep Akolkar, who were missing during the investigation, were declared absconders by the court, and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had issued the red corner notice in name of Patil.
Mr. Wagh also tried to point out the case of setting the pub on fire by the supporters of Muthalic, which had amounted into banning his entry into the state and based on that, government must also need to ban the Sanatan Sanstha in Goa. “All Goans came together and the government declared the ban on Muthalik. But Muthalik has not shot anyone, he ransacked a pub. But the Sanatan Sanstha people have been accused of greater crimes. They should also be banned,” he said.
Whatever may be the opinion of the legislature, but what is your opinion as a reader and vigilant citizen of this society matters more, since you are the one of those hundreds of thousands of people who voted this government to the power. Maybe some of you following the Sanathan Dharma while the rest may be against it, it’s all the matter of choice of each citizen of India which he or she got from their birth. What do you think? Just because we do not like something or based on our personal opinion the government should take the action? Or the government should go with the majority? But then what happens to the minority? Do they have right to express their feelings and faith? Think from the point of view of those people and write down your valuable comments and suggestions on this sensitive topic. Goa Prism respects the freedom of everyone and every religion and the faith.
Edited by Goa Prism News Desk