Mumbai, Aug 23: Both the BJP-led NDA and the former Congress-led UPA governments have been “obfuscating on the issue of cracking down on Hindu terror organisations despite evidences available against them”, a group of civil society activists said on Thursday. Uniting under the umbrella organization of Bharat Bachao Andolan (BBA), they have demanded an immediate ban on the Sanatan Sanstha and arresting its founder Jayant Athavale in the wake of the unearthing of arms and explosives in Palghar’s Nala Sopara town and other parts of the state by the CBI and the Anti-Terrorist Squad of Maharashtra.
The Sanatan Sanstha first emerged as a suspect in 2006 during the Nanded blasts, then in 2008 when they threw bombs in Thane and Vashi, for which there members were convicted, and again in Goa in 2009. The BBA said that on 2011, then Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan submitted a 1,000-page dossier but the Centre did not start the legal process to ban it. Again in 2015, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis too sent a report, but there was no action from the present NDA led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (IANS)