No link between murders of Pansare, Dabholkar, Kalburgi: Government

Rijiju said that all organisations whose activities hold ramifications for the maintenance of peace and communal harmony in the country are under constant watch.

By: PTI | Published: December 2, 2015 6:16 pm
Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar, MM Kalburgi, Govt kalburgi, Govt govind Pansare Veteran Communist leader and anti-toll tax campaigner Govind Pandharinath Pansare.

The government on Wednesday said there is no report to suggest any link between the murders of rationalists Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar and MM Kalburgi. “As per available information, there is no report to suggest any linkage/connection between the murders of Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar and MM Kalburgi,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told Rajya Sabha today in a written reply.

Replying to another question, Rijiju said that at present, there is no proposal to ban right-wing group Santhan Sanstha. The outfit was in news recently when one of its members was arrested in connection with the murder of Pansare. While the Sanstha admitted that the accused was its member, it denied any role in the murder.

Rijiju said that all organisations whose activities hold ramifications for the maintenance of peace and communal harmony in the country are under constant watch of law enforcement agencies and requisite action is taken as is found to be necessary. Pansare, a left-wing politician and author, was shot on February 16, 2015, by assailants in Kolhapur in Maharashtra. He succumbed to his injuries five days later.

Dabholkar, a rationalist and author, was killed on August 20, 2013, in Pune. Kannada writer Kalburgi was shot dead on August 30, 2015, in Dharwad district of Karnataka.

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    Illuminati_New_World_Order
    Dec 2, 2015 at 11:05 pm
    Modiji, the m murderer, is PM. M murdering was his qualification to become PM. Don't expect any justice. All murders were carried out by perverted brahins on the orders of the m murderer. Even for name sake no national leader has the record of being a TOP MOST CRIMINAL OF THE WORLD. Proud of that.
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      Rajesh
      Dec 2, 2015 at 1:10 pm
      Dabholkar was murdered in 2013 when CONgress was in power, but "seculars" started crying about it only after Modi became PM.
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        Bijan Mohanty
        Dec 2, 2015 at 3:54 pm
        This is not question of Manmohan Singh or Modi or for that matter Congress or BJP. There should be sincerity of the Govt. whoever is there to unravel the truth behind these murders. If the UPA govt. had evaded the matter, the present Govt. should objectively highlight and expose them. For that, the report should be placed in public domain. Blindly no party whether BJP or Congress should be blamed.
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          Bijan Mohanty
          Dec 2, 2015 at 3:50 pm
          Will the Govt. throw light on the reason of murder of Pansare, Dhabolkar and Kalburgi ? The report must have elaborately dealt with the same before arriving at a conclusion. Will the govt. place those records on public domain , as a part of good governance initiative by Narendra Modiji.
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            JH
            Dec 2, 2015 at 3:40 pm
            What does he mean by constant watch?............Why no action is initiated against terrorist organisations like VHP, Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena? These folks have been involved in several riots including Bhiwandi, Gujarat, Meerut, Bhagalpur, Moradabad, Hyderabad, Bombay, Vadodara and Muzaffarnagar. Such organisations should be banned ASAP.
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