Not enough material to declare Sanatan Sanstha a terror outfit: Centre to Bombay HC

The Maharashtra government had forwarded a proposal to the Union government in 2012 recommending a ban on the group based on a report submitted by the Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS).

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: October 27, 2016 1:14 am
sanathan-sanstha-759 Sanatan Sanstha cannot be declared as a terror outfit under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA)

The Union government informed the Bombay High Court Wednesday that it had not found any satisfactory material to declare Sanatan Sanstha a terror outfit under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and ban it. A division bench of Justice N H Patil and Justice P D Naik was hearing a petition seeking a ban on the organisation. The members of the organisation are alleged to have carried out terror activities in Panvel and Thane.

The court enquired as to under which law or provision the Union government could ban an organisation or trust governed by a state government Act. “Show us the communication between the Union and state government. All this cannot be orally stated. Submit the letters sent and received by the Union and state government within four weeks,” the bench directed.

The Maharashtra government had forwarded a proposal to the Union government in 2012 recommending a ban on the group based on a report submitted by the Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS). The Union government, however, has not taken any decision on the proposal till now.

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    sunny
    Oct 26, 2016 at 11:10 pm
    where there is a will there is a way BJP double standard exposed once again
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      Anil Bharali
      Oct 27, 2016 at 12:55 am
      It is not the government to decide on terrorism it is court to decide that maater came light on the issue of fake encounter on Ishrat jahan case. Former home minister mr P Chidambaram wrote in his regular blog in Indian Express.
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        Anil Bharali
        Oct 27, 2016 at 12:55 am
        It is not the government to decide on terrorism it is court to decide that maater came light on the issue of fake encounter on Ishrat jahan case. Former home minister mr P Chidambaram wrote in his regular blog in Indian Express.
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          Anuradha Kalhan
          Oct 26, 2016 at 10:46 pm
          Same way that no one has found evidence that demolition of Babri Masjid was illegal or that it was undertaken by RSS- its fans and satellites.lt;br/gt;Carry on India, renaissance and enlightenment are far, far away!lt;br/gt; Between the BJP and Congress we are cooked for the next 25 years too it seems.
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            Archpagan
            Oct 27, 2016 at 6:04 am
            Not at all, you people become IAS Officer via reservation.
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              Ashok Mazumdar
              Oct 27, 2016 at 2:43 am
              Sanathan Sanstha Has No Criminals.lt;br/gt;Opposition is Uselessly Defamaing It.
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                Devisahai Meena
                Oct 27, 2016 at 1:15 am
                2-3 sanatan sanstha activists are accused of murdering Narendra Dabhokar , Govind Pansare and scholar MM kalburgi , and these are the fit cases to declare it an terror group and ban accordingly . But RSS (mother of BJP and ABVP) wont allow it to happen till mid-2019. See here also hindus killing hindus for their vested interests ( supersion)........ dsm (66)
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                  rddy
                  Oct 27, 2016 at 12:04 am
                  Good decision, in india all islamic jihadist organisations are allowed but any patriotic organisations with Hindu religion tag ,will be bed as Terrorist organisation!!! this can happen only in India , where Minority Muslims dictates terms to Majority Hindus, thanks to Secular Congress,Communist and Janatadal parties .shame
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