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.

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. 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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