Panaji: The Supreme court today backed the Bombay High Court’s order banning Mr Muthalik, the leader of a fringe outfit Sri Ram Sene, from Goa. The Court quoted moral policing activities of the Rama Sena in Mangalore while upholding the ban.
“What are you doing in Mangalore? Are you doing moral policing? Beating up girls at a pub in Mangalore? The High court is justified in stopping you. Let him not enter Goa for the time being – for six months,” the court is reported to have said.
Pramod Muthalik had moved the Supreme Court against the Goa government’s decision to ban his entry into the state, saying such directions are “orchestrated by an invisible hand operating from Goa or New Delhi.”
Muthalik has said that repeated prohibitory orders issued against him since last year violated his fundamental rights as he wanted to visit the BJP-ruled state for religious purpose in exercise of his Constitutional right.