Pune: More than 60 supporters participated in the protest rally on Thursday to condemn rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar’s brutal murder, which happened on August 20, 2013.
Those who participated in the rally included late Dabholkar’s daughter Mukta, Milind Deshmukh, State General Secretary of Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS), renowned theatre personality Atul Pethe and Nandini Jadhav, Pune District President of MANS.
To protest against the investigating agency’s failure and government’s lack of will power in arresting the absconding criminals responsible for Dabholkar’s murder, MANS supporters have launched ‘Jawab Do’ campaign, which will continue till August 20. Under this campaign, the volunteers will ‘gherao’ people’s representatives from their own area and will demand an explanation about failure in arresting the culprits.
While speaking at Vitthal Ramji Shinde bridge, Mukta Dabholkar expressed sheer disappointment with investigating agencies’ failure in arresting two other absconding persons, despite CBI naming them in the charge sheet.
Mukta said that despite repeated assurance, the investigative agency has not displayed their photos at important locations in the city. Mukta said that volunteers of MANS themselves will now print one lakh posters of absconding criminals and place them at strategic locations in the entire State. Atul Pethe announced that more than 5,000 theatre personalities will participate in the protest rally on August 20 to mark four years to the murder of reformer Dr Dabholkar.
Victory for victims of social boycott
The victims of social boycott expressed gratitude towards the continuous support extended by MANS and announced that they would now work with the organisation to help others raise their voice against the atrocities of Jaat Panchayat.
Nandini Jadhav said that after two successful cases being registered in Pune, more victims are approaching MANS to register cases of social boycott.
She said that in the coming days, three more cases will be registered against the members of Jaat Panchayat.