Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM), a political party founded by the leaders of Bhartiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) has stated that ban on Sri Ram Sena Chief Pramod Muthalik from entering Goa should be removed. Muthalik gained notoriety in 2009 after members of his organisation attacked men and women who had gone to a pub in Mangalore.
Muthalik was banned from entering Goa in 2015 after a report submitted by the home department had stated his entry would create a law and order situation in Goa.
“Don’t assume that there would be law and order problems with the entry of Muthalik in Goa. The ban imposed on him should be lifted. He is a citizen of India and free to travel to any part of the country,” GSM president Anand Shirodkar told a press conference here yesterday.
GSM was formed by Subhash Velingkar after his fallout from the BJP over the Medium of Instruction (MoI) issue. Velingkar was relieved of his post as Goa RSS Chief after he went against BJP in public. BJP on its part had refused to cancel grants to English medium schools. GSM debuted in the 2017 assembly elections garnering 1.2 per cent votes but failed to win any seats.