Pune, Aug 21 (IBNS) Rationalists and politicians have called for a daylong bandh in Pune on Wednesday to protest the murder of anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar.
Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Indian Rationalist Association President Sanal Edamaruku said, "We rationalists struggle like this every day, but we should not be put down by such things. Instead we should see this as an inspiration to push harder for our beliefs."
"It´s a sad day for Mumbai, let down by a few individuals who should have fought ideology with ideology. Probably, the Nathuram Godse (Mahatma Gandhi´s assassin) mentality, which has lingered, is responsible for this killing," Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jitendra Awhad told CNN-IBN.