Pune: Despite rain, several followers of slain rationalist leader Dr Narendra Dabholkar and activists of Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS) assembled to demand arrest of the mastermind responsible for Dr Dabholkar’s murder in 2013.
The followers took out the ‘Jawab Do Rally’ raising questions about the authorities’ failure in arresting the mastermind responsible for this heinous act, even after five years of this incident. The followers had gathered to mark Dr Dabholkar’s fifth death anniversary at Maharshi Vitthal Ramaji Shinde Bridge on Monday morning.
Dabholkar’s son and daughter, Dr Hamid and Mukta, veteran social activist Baba Adhav, Govind Pansare’s daughter Megha, Subhash Ware, CPI(M) leader Ajit Abhyankar, actress Sonali Kulkarni, artist Atul Pethe, former ADG Ashok Diware were also present on the occasion.
After eminent personalities addressed the gathering, young followers paid musical tribute to Dabholkar. There was heavy police bandobast on the bridge. After the brief meet on the bridge, the activists and followers carried out a protest march till Sane Guruji Smarak.