Govind Pansare

#IndiaUnites against hate speech, bigotry, mob violence and lynchings

Today, 70 years after independence, we are witnessing a rise in hatred and prejudices based on religion, caste, gender, sexuality, region and class. Society is becoming increasingly intolerant and violent. Communal violence, caste based violence and hate crimes are on the upsurge. As citizens we can no longer be silent spectators to this growing ill […]

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Portrait of Gauri Lankesh by the students of Arts and Crafts College, Patna
Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary
Radicalization

Dweshbhakts want you to unsee #GauriLankeshMurder

  Gauri Lankesh was murdered She was a target of Hindutva forces. She had spoken about this before. Yet, supporters of the government would like us to believe anything except the obvious suspects could be responsible. Let us say it loud and clear. Hindu terror units killed Gauri Lankesh. She opposed the RSS, the BJP […]

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Democracy
Human rights

Yet another rationalist murdered. Yet another step closer to losing fear #GauriLankesh #RationalistMurders

Senior journalist and rationalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at home today. Her killers knocked on her door and when she opened it, they gunned her down. Yet another vocal critic of fundamentalist Hindutva is shot down by masked gunmen as they go about their routine. Yet another season of shock, protest and promises of […]

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freedom of speech quote
Democracy

Keeping count of dissenting voices

Writers Speak Up against the Unmaking of India “A distinguished Kannada writer and Sahitya Akademi Award winner, M.M. Kalburgi, and two Maharashtrians, Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare, both anti-superstition activists, have all been killed by gun-toting motor-cyclists. Other dissenters have been warned they are next in line. Most recently, a village blacksmith, Mohammed Akhlaq, was […]

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Bajrangdal co-convenor assumes responsibility for murders and issues threat
Democracy
Hindutva
Radicalization

Bajrang Dal co-convenor hails anti-Hindu murder and threatens rationalist K S Bhagwan

As news of Dr. M M Kalburgi being shot dead by suspected #Hindutva activists hit Twitter, Bhuvith Shetty, co-convenor of #Bajrang Dal‘s Bantwal cell has claimed responsibility for anti-Hindu murders while issuing a threat to K S Bhagwan “you are next”. (Note: earlier version of this line made it appear as though *I* was saying U […]

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