‘Killing of Kalburgi an attack on a school of thought and

Kalaburag: Several progressive organisations and individuals took out a protest rally here on Wednesday expressing their dissatisfaction over the State government’s failure in arresting the assassins of scholar M.M. Kalburgi. The march was organised to mark the second death anniversary of Kalburgi.

The agitators assembled at Jagat Circle in the evening and paid their homage to Kalburgi before marching to the district administrative complex to submit a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.

Addressing at the site of the agitation, leader of Janwadi Mahila Sanghatan K. Neela attributed the investigating agency’s failure to arrest the killers to lack of political will.

She cautioned that the failure in arresting the killers would encourage anti-social elements. She demanded that the government take necessary action to solve the case.

“The attack on Kalburgi is not just on an individual, but on a school of thought and democracy. The same reactionary ideology that killed Mahatma Gandhi killed Mr. Kalburgi as well. If the regressive and reactionary forces are not dealt with an iron hand, they will go on claiming valuable lives disturbing peace and progress in society,” Ms. Neela said.

President of Pragna Kanoonu Salaha Samithi Meenakshi Bali demanded that the government table and pass the Anti-Superstition Bill in the legislature to curb unscientific and irrational practices that were being extensively used by vested interests to exploit and oppress the innocent.

Representatives of the Dalit Sangharsha Samiti, Dakshinayana, Souhardha Bharata Vedike, Bharata Jnana Vignana Samithi, Rashtreeya Basava Dala, Manava Bandhutva Vedike, and other Lingayat, Dalit, and progressive outfits participated in the march.

Meanwhile, people from Yaragal village in Sindagi taluk in Vijayapura district, the native of Kalburgi, also participated in the agitation.

Source: The Hindu

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