HUBBALLI: Doubting the secular credentials of the Congress government in the state, progressive thinkers and organisations expressed their displeasure over the slow pace of the investigation into the murder of Kannada scholar and researcher M M Kalburgi.
They gathered under Kalburgi, Dhabolkar and Pansare Hatya Virodhi Horata Samiti in Dharwad on Tuesday to observe the first death anniversary of Kalburgi. After long deliberations, they passed a unanimous resolution and placed three major demands before the government.
The resolution asked the state government to show commitment to solve the Kalburgi murder case. It demanded that the government share the status of the probe with Kalburgi’s family members, noted litterateurs and intellectuals of the state.
Letter campaign begins in Karwar
Demanding the arrest of Kalburgi’s murderers, Uttara Kannada Zilla Kannada Sahitya Parishat members started a letter campaign on Tuesday. In their letter to the CM, they demanded the immediate arrest of the killers. Arvind Karkikodi, president of the Parishat, said: “This has been the failure of the investigation agencies.”