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Dr. Narendra Dabholkar - rationalist, humanist

Narendra Dabholkar’s speech on tradition and superstition – English translation Part 2

  Narendra Dabholkar has become an icon of rationalist thought in India, but his works being mostly in Marathi are understood by few non-Maharashtrians for either endorsement or criticism. I am attempting to translate some of his speeches, so that his thoughts may reach more people and inform opinions. This is part 2 of the …

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Comrade Govind Pansare is dead. May his words LIVE.

Once Maharashtra was the land of progressive thought. Now it is the land where progressive thought is killed. After Narendra Dabholkar’s murder in Pune, Comrade Govind Pansare was shot in Kolhapur. He has succumbed to his injuries. This is the man who hosted events asking dangerous questions like “Who killed Karkare?” or protested the powerful …

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Protests in Pune after attack on Govind Pansare

Communist leader Govind Pansare and wife Uma Pansare attacked in Kolhapur

A year and a half after the brutal murder of Narendra Dabholkar on 20th August 2013, another Communist leader and Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti activist Govind Pansare and his wife Uma been shot in a similar manner in Kolhapur today. [tweetthis twitter_handles=”@Vidyut, @_AamJanata”]Attacks on progressive thinkers are on the rise and this is not acceptable[/tweetthis] Govind Pansare faced considerable …

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Right wing activists try to raise saffron flag on Jama Masjid

Violence vandalism riots arson murder … and some questions

India stands at a crossroads. Much depends on how citizens assert themselves. The rise of the right wing in India, apart from bringing about the much hyped Modi sarkar has also emboldened aggressive entities aiming to establish religious dominance with scant regard for law, religion or history. The success of BJP in the elections has …

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