Kalburgi death anniv: Protests planned

Published: 30th August 2016 04:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2016 04:08 AM   |  A+A-

DHARWAD: Dharwad is set to witness a series of protests on Tuesday on the occasion of the first death anniversary of scholar and rationalist M M Kalburgi.  Writers from across the country and activists of multiple organisations will join the progressive thinkers and intellectuals, who will be taking out a silent march condemning the delay in cracking the murder case.

The march will start from Kalburgi’s residence at Kalyan Nagar in the morning and will culminate at RLS School.

Relatives of Narendra Dhabolkar and Govind Pansare, who were also killed in a similar manner, are expected to participate in the march and the public event.

Kalburgi was shot dead at his residence in the morning on August 30, 2015 by two assailants. The CID, which is probing the murder, is yet to make any headway in the case.

Counter protest by Hindu outfits

Meanwhile, the Federation of All Hindu Organisations will take out a rally on the day, demanding the release of the Sanatan Sanstha activists, who were arrested by the police in connection with the killing of rationalists Dhabolkar and Pansare.

Sri Ram Sena chief Pramod Mutalik said some fake intellectuals and so-called thinkers are organising a rally in Dharwad.

“Members of the Hindu organisations will take out a rally from Kala Bhavan to the DC’s office at 11 am on Tuesday demanding their release,” he added.

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