Anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar shot dead


Dabholkar, who was also editor of „Sadhana“ magazine devoted to propagation of progressive thought, succumbed to bullet injuries in the Sassoon Hospital.
Activist Narendra Dabholkar, who was in the forefront of a campaign to persuade Maharashtra government to pass an anti-superstition and black magic bill, was shot dead here this morning by unknown assailants.

THE TIMES OF INDIA |Pune

Dabholkar, who was also editor of „Sadhana“ magazine devoted to propagation of progressive thought, succumbed to bullet injuries in the Sassoon Hospital.

Pune Police commissioner Gulabrao Pol, who confirmed Dabholkar’s death, told PTI that police were investigating the motive but no suspects have so far been identified.

Dabholkar spearheaded the „Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti“ (Anti-Superstition movement) to change social mindset and inculcate scientific temper.

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