We are immensely shocked, agitated & annoyed to learn about the assassination of Narendra Dabholkar, a noted rationalist & anti-superstition crusader, who was shot dead yesterday in Pune, while taking a morning walk.
According to various news sources, “Remember Gandhi. Remember what we did to him”, was possibly the last threat he received from right-wing organizations opposed to the Maharashtra (Eradication of Black Magic) bill which his “Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti” was campaigning for. It is also noted with a deep concern that the said bill has been kept pending for 14 years now for necessary approval of the state cabinet.
We vociferously condemn the incident & demand immediate arrest & punishment of the delinquents and appeal to each & every like-mined/ democracy adoring citizens/ associations all over India & abroad to raise their voice of protest against such dreadful crime.
Prabir Ghosh, President Sumitra Padmanabhan, President
Science & Rationalists’ Association of India Humanists’ Associaion
Narendra Dabholkar’s murder related News link:—-
1) dna epaper
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