Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik on Tuesday said that the state government will not allow Sri Ram Sene (SRS), that evoked national outrage by attacking girls and boys at a Mangalore pub in January, to set up a branch in the state.
"The SRS will not find any takers here in Goa. We will not hesitate in banning the outfit," Naik told reporters here.
The Home Minister was responding to the announcement made by SRS chief Pramod Muthalik that the organisation intends to start a branch in Goa.
Muthalik had made the announcement while addressing a rally at Vengurla in Maharashtra's Konkan region this week.
Naik said the SRS will not find any takers for their ideology in Goa.
"These kind of outfits should be nipped in bud. If they intend to indulge in moral policing here, they would be dealt with very seriously," the Home Minister said.
"Women are as free as men to decide what they want. Who are we to indulge in moral policing ?" Naik said.
Following the pub attack, Muthalik was yesterday banned from entering Mangalore district for one year by the district administrator.