Lamenting the lack of law and order in Pune, senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde said on Thursday that failure in detecting successive murders in Pune led to anti-superstition crusader Narendra Dabholkar’s killing.
Munde on Thursday inaugurated Satish Misal Foundation’s Brick Group of Institutes which has launched its college of architecture at Undri Pisoli in Pune. Minister for higher and technical education Rajesh Tope also was the chief guest for the function.
Internationally acclaimed architect Balkrishna Doshi, Promoter of the institute Pooja Misal, MLA Madhuri Misal, principal of the college Poorva Keskar, Baba Misal and others were present.
Munde condemned the killing of Dabholkar and said, “Murders of RTI activists Satish Shetty, Suresh Alurkar of Alurkar Music House and IT professional Darshana Tongare are still undetected. It seems as if there is no law and order in Pune. Had these murders been detected the assailants would not have dared to attack Dabholkar in Pune.” He said Pune police did not have any clue on Dabholkar’s killing even after 48 hours. “I have doubts whether they would be able to nab the culprits.” Terming Dabholkar’s death as a shock for the entire country, Munde paid glowing tributes to the anti-superstition crusader.
Reservations on ordinance
Terming the of ordinance against black magic an act too late, Munde said that the state government had not made it clear which provisions had been deleted. Munde said that BJP was opposed to superstitions, but there were a few aspects of the draft which could hurt the people’s sentiments. On Centre’s refusal to ban Abhinav Bharat, Munde said, “The banning of an organization can not combat the ideology or thought.”