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Minority panel miffed over Muthalik’s speech

india Updated: Mar 22, 2009 01:46 IST
Gigil Varghese
Gigil Varghese
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Agitated over Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik being allowed to make a speech in Vengurla, Sindhudhurg on March 13, the minorities commission has written to the additional director general of police Sanjeev Dayal asking why he was allowed to do so.

Muthalik who in his had vowed to ‘detoxify’ the country from pub culture, was banned from speaking in Mangalore and Goa. The ban was even backed by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Pramod Multhalik has over 45 cases pending against him. Most of these cases are still under investigation and relate to subversive activities, defiling religious books, unlawful assembly, violating prohibitory orders and making inflammatory speeches.

“I am quite surprised how the Sindhudurg Police gave permission to Muthalik to conduct his meeting when elections are around the corner and maintaining communal harmony is of utmost importance. He is a serious threat to the law and order situation,” said Abraham Mathai, vice-chairman, minorities commission.