August 31, 2015

India: Kalburgi murder - Bajrang Dal leader says another rationalist next

Kalburgi murder: Bajrang Dal leader says another rationalist next

Sudipto Mondal, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru| Updated: Aug 31, 2015

Co-convenor of the Bajrang Dal's Bantwal cell, Bhuvith Shetty, triggered a controversy on Sunday by welcoming the assassination of scholar MM Kalburgi who was shot dead at his house in Dharwad.

"Then it was UR Ananthamurthy and now MM Kalburgi. Mock Hinduism and die dogs (sic.) death. And dear KS Bhagwan you are next," Shetty tweeted.

Kalburgi, 77, was shot in the head from close range when he opened the door of his house in Kalyan Nagar suburb. He was controversial for his independent views on social and religious matters.
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