Had planned to hold as many as 150 public meetings aimed at creating mass awareness
PUNE: Veteran socialist leader Bhai Vaidya on Monday said that slain Comrade Govind Pansare was planning to hold as many as 150 public meetings to reveal the secret behind the 26/11 attacks. Even Research and Analysis Wing ( RAW) and Navy were aware about the attack, but still kept quiet,” Vaidya said. He was addressing a massive gathering of progressive unions at the condolence meet of comrade Govind Pansare at at Sane Guruji School near Dandekar Bridge in Pune. Vaidya further urged all the all progressive unions to unite and fight against the casteist forces which according to him had ganged up and systematically destablising the constitution of the country.
The communist party of India in its earlier press statement had stated that Comrade Govind Pansare was under threat from the communal divisive forces over his latest move to organize a discussion meeting of a book on the slain chief of Mahrashtra state anti-terror squad Hemant Karkare: ‘Who killed Hemant Karkare?’ It may be recalled here that in late October 2008, the ATS arrested eleven suspects, all alleged Hindu terrorists, including a VHP leader Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Swami Amritananda alias Dayanand Pandey, a retired Major Ramesh Upadhyay and a serving Army officer Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit.
The anti Karkare forces had warned Com Pansare of dire consequences if he would hold the widely publicised function for the discussion of the book and now it is clear that these forces had stooped down to such level of inhuman act when the function turned out to be a grand function, the release stated.
Pansare and his wife Uma were shot at while they were returning home after taking the usual morning walk in their hometown of Kolhapur located in the Western Maharashtra. Two motorcycle-riding assailants accosted them and shot at the couple at close range and sped off from the crime scene. Uma Pansare, who sustained critical injuries, is undergoing treatment in a Kolhapur hospital. The modus operandi of the attack was described by police as similar to the shooting of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar 18 months ago in Pune.