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Locals want Sanatan Sanstha to be banned; adopts resolution

india Updated: Nov 12, 2009 09:38 IST

Bandora village panchayat, which granted permission for Sanatan Sanstha to set up its base in its jurisdiction, has now sought to ban the institution bowing to public pressure.

The village panchayat, which covers Ramnathi, where Sanstha's Ashram is located, has already moved a resolution seeking the ban on them as an offshoot of Margao bomb blast.

The activities of this decade-old organisation moved to this village in 2003 when Ashram took shape here near Shree Ramnath Devasthan.

All was well till October 16, when a blast rocked the commercial capital of Goa – Margao.

Two Sanatan activists were killed in the explosion and subsequent investigation exposed entire network linking Sanstha's seekers to the conspiracy of serial bomb blast.

The eerie of silence filled with tension got vocal during gram sabha on Sunday when villagers vehemently spoke against Sanstha.

A villager Vasant Bhat moved a resolution seeking to ban Sanstha and it was adopted unanimously after discussion.

"The resolution is demanding ban on the institution and also seeks to investigate the affairs of Ashram," Divakar Salelkar, Bandora panchayat secretary, told PTI.

Local sarpanch Prabhakar Gawde, who could not resist the locals from moving the resolution, said that they have forwarded it to Governor Dr S Sidhu, Chief Minister Digamber Kamat and local MLA Sudin Dhavalikar.