Dabholkar`s supporters march for anti-superstition bill

Last Updated: Monday, December 2, 2013 - 20:42

Mumbai: The onus of passage of the Anti-Superstition and Black Magic Bill in the ensuing winter session of Maharashtra legislature is with the state government, son of slain rationalist Narendra Dabholkar said here on Monday.

"If the bill is passed unanimously, it is good, or else the government should pass it on the basis of majority in the House, as it is a question of their morality.

"The bill should be passed in the first two-three days of the session, beginning at Nagpur on December nine," Hameed Dabholkar said, during a morcha from Byculla to Azada Maidan, organised by the Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti.

"It is over 100 days after the killing. No one can be satisfied with the fact that killers have not been nabbed yet," Hameed said. "It is not alright to be content till the killers have been nabbed," he said.

Asked if the family had demanded that the probe be handed over to another agency, Hameed said, "We haven`t made any such demand."

"Our demand is that the bill must be passed in the winter session and the killers be nabbed soon," he said.

The morcha started from the "Jijamata Udyaan" and culminated at Azad Maidan, where a public meeting was held.

Hameed and his sister Mukta Dabholkar were present.

Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had said here yesterday that police have leads on the identity of murderers of Dabholkar and said that they would be nabbed soon.

The anti-superstition crusader was fatally shot at by two assailants in Pune in August when he was out for a morning walk.


First Published: Monday, December 2, 2013 - 20:42

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