Shri M.M.Kulbargi, eminent scholar, author and rationalist and former Vice-Chancellor of the Kannada University at Hampi has been brutally murdered in his house at Dharwad yesterday. It is assumed that the right wing Hindu extremists are behind the crime.

This is taking a pattern. Whoever criticise and expose the Hindu extremism are being annihilated. S/Shri Narendra Daholkar and Govind Palsare who opposed obscurantist beliefs and fought against them have been murdered earlier.

The entire country should stand up and expose and defeat these anti-people elements. Severe punishments should be given to he culprits.