Maharashtra government seeks to revive ban proposal on Hindu outfit Sanatan Sanstha


Mumbai: Immediately after the arrest of Vaibhav Raut, a suspected member of Hindu outfit Sanatan Sanstha, the home department has decided to remind the union government of a proposal about banning the Sanatan, which is pending with the union home ministry since 2015.

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An official from the home department said, “After the arrest of Raut, we have taken serious note of the Sanstha. We have decided to send a letter to the union ministry seeking the status of the proposed ban.”

The erstwhile Congress-Nationalist Congress Party government had sent one such proposal in 2008 and in 2011 under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act; however, it was rejected by the union home ministry.

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The Devendra Fadnavis-led government sent a fresh proposal on November 13, 2015, to the union home ministry regarding the ban, but it is still in limbo.

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