Sanatan denies hand in Dabholkar murder

PTI, MUMBAI | 21 August 2013 21:52 IST

Sanatan Sanstha, the Hindu right-wing group often at loggerheads with Narendra Dabholkar, sought to distance itself from the anti-superstition activist's killing.

"We are shocked by Dabholkar's murder...We don't have anything to do with the killing," Sanatan spokesperson Abhay Vartak told reporters here.

Dabholkar was shot dead by two unidentified assailants while he was out on a morning walk in Pune yesterday.

Conceding that Dabholkar did "commendable" work, Vartak said, "We had differences with his ideology, not with him as an individual." "Dabholkar was against our belief that god is all pervasive and that only His will reigns supreme," he said.

Reacting to media reports, Vartak said, "We never said that we will do another Gandhi (kill Dabholkar like Godse did the Mahatma)."

 

Appealing to media and people "not to make Sanatan a scapegoat," Vartak said, "tomorrow anyone will come and place a bomb in order to trap us." 

"We work in a spiritual field. It was an ideological struggle (with Dabholkar). We did not have any personal enmity with him," Vartak said.

A Sanatan functionary present at the media briefing alleged that Dabholkar's Andrashradda Nirmulan Samiti got foreign donations. 

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They denied that they were involved to Bomb Margao during Diwali and now again they are denying that they are involved in the killing of Dabholkar.This terrorist organisation should have banned in Goa at the time of Margao Bomb accident but would not possible as long their sympathiser Sudin Dhavlikar is in the Government.

- Mario, Margao | 22 nd August 2013 10:25

 

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