Dabholkar's murder an act of cowardice: Saffron outfits

Aug 21, 2013, 00:54 IST | A Correspondent

Various Hindutva organisations in Pune strongly condemned the killing of anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar, who was shot dead in cold blood yesterday morning

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s regional head Dr Ashok Kukade said, “We condemn the cowardly attack. We share the grief of Dabholkar family, relatives and activists of the Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti.” 

Dr Narendra Dabholkar
The late Dr Narendra Dabholkar. File Pic

Sunil Ghanavat, state coordinator of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, said, “The news of Dabholkar’s killing was shocking. This incident should be thoroughly investigated. We had a difference of opinion about the clauses in the anti-superstition law proposed by Dabholkar to the government. Efforts should be made to find out whether personal enmity was one of the motives behind his murder.”

Praising Dabholkar’s work, Ghanvat said, “He launched various movements to eliminate superstition from the society. He helped apprehend numerous fake babas who deceived common people on the pretext of religion. He created awareness among masses to prevent inhuman practices like human sacrifices, among others.” 

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