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New faces ready to emerge to campaign against irrationality

Youth activists of MaharashtraAndhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS) have asserted that they will take their leader’s legacy forward and spread his message in every corner of the state

Youth activists of MaharashtraAndhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS) have asserted that they will take their leader’s legacy forward and spread his message in every corner of the state. They say they are committed to become the new faces to fight against false beliefs and irrationality.

As MANS has an active network with over 180 branches all over Maharashtra and a few neighbouring states,a large number of activists reached Pune upon hearing about the death of Dr Narendra Dabholkar to pay their respects.

“Anti-social elements have killed our leader,but can never erase his ideology and vision. It will be a most befitting tribute to continue his work with more passion,” said Vivek Samare,an activist.

With the Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and other Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill pending for more than 18 years,activists said framing this particular Act is their first priority.

“It is ironic that MANS has to fight for an anti-superstition bill in a progressive state like Maharashtra. Dr Dabholkar had taken up this issue with the government for the past 18 years. He explored all democratic methods to put pressure on government,but to no avail. We will now ensure the said Act comes into force at the earliest to fulfill the dream of our leader,” said another activist,Arazoo Tamboli.

MANS activists are calling Dabholkar a ‘martyr’.