The ban on Sri Ram Sena chief Pramod Muthalik entering North Goa was extended by 60 days today. The North Goa administration has imposed the ban with effect from June 30. Sri Ram Sena is a right-wing Hindu outfit which gained notoriety after their attack on a pub in Magalore in 2009.
“The step has been taken to prevent every possibility of disturbance to law and order and danger to public safety due to their aggressive statements or speeches that could hurt the sentiments of certain groups of the public and instigate violence, thus adversely affecting public peace and tranquility,” the order issued by North Goa District Magistrate Nila Mohanan said.
According to the order, even the associates of Muthalik are banned from North Goa. He has been facing a ban on entering Goa since 2014 after he declared that he would set up a branch of his organisation in Goa and would work against the night life in the state.
Muthalik has approached the Supreme court against his ban on entering North Goa. The apex court has sought a reply from the state government over the ban.