National Campaign against the delay in Dabholkar, Pansare and Kalburgi murder case

National Campaign against the delay in Dabholkar, Pansare and Kalburgi murder case

  डॉ. नरेंद्र दाभोलकर यांच्या खुनाला 20 जानेवारी रोजी 41 महिने पूर्ण होत आहे. महाराष्ट्र अंधश्रध्दा निर्मूलन समितीच्या वतीने किमान जिल्हा स्तरावर तरी आपापल्या परीने धरणे आंदोलन करून मा. मुख्यमंत्री यांना द्यावयाचे निवेदन संबंधित जिल्हाधिकारी किंवा पोलीस अधीक्षकांना द्यावयाचे आहे. तसेच 20 फेब्रुवारीला कॉम्रेड गोविंद पानसरे ह्यांच्या खूनाला दोन वर्षे पूर्ण होत आहेत. ह्या पार्श्वभूमीवर…

My Protest

My Protest

© Sohan Qadri, Untitled / Tao Art   जब बाण लागियो तबै रोस जागियो – गुरु गोबिन्द सिंह Some time ago, I returned my Padma Shri award in protest against the rising religious intolerance in our country prompted by certain sections of the ruling political class and civil society. I was not alone in registering such…

Video: Shanti March in Dharwad, August 30

Video: Shanti March in Dharwad, August 30

A rally was organised from the former residence of slain scholar Dr M.M. Kalburgi in Kalyan Nagar, Dharwad, to mark the first anniversary of his assassination. Geeta Dabholkar, Umatayi Pansare and Umadevi Kalburgi were present at the march, organised by the Dr Kalburgi, Pansare, Dabholkar Hatyavirodhi Horat Samiti. Various writers, activists and artists from around…

The Meaning of Being Prof. Kalburgi

The Meaning of Being Prof. Kalburgi

Chaman Lal Image courtesy Chaman Lal, via The Tribune A year ago on August 30, Prof. M. M. Kalburgi, nearing 77 years of age, was having breakfast at his house in Dharwad, Karnataka, where he had settled after a long and purposeful academic life. A renowned scholar and author/editor of over 100 books, he was…

On the Silent March in Dharwad

On the Silent March in Dharwad

Ganesh Devy   via Businesszoom.in   The brutal murder of the Kannada scholar Dr. M. M. Kalburgi in August last year had resulted in a sharp reaction from Indian intellectuals, literary scholars and artists. Earlier rationalist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar was killed in Pune and Comrade Govind Pansare in Kolhapur in Maharashtra.  Reacting to these attacks…

‘Assassinations will not defeat reason’

‘Assassinations will not defeat reason’

To commemorate the murders of Narendra Dabholkar (on 20 August 2013), Govind Pansare (20 February 2015) and M.M. Kalburgi (30 August 2015), the Maharashtra Andhshraddha Nirmulan Samiti (Maharashtra Committee for the Eradication of Superstition, MANS) and other activists and organisations led a march 'Against Violence, Towards Humanity' from New Delhi to Pune, between July 20…