DOCTOR SHOT DEAD FOR OPPOSING IGNORANCE
DON’T LIKE SUPERSTITION? MAYBE THAT’S DANGEROUS.
Narendra Dabholkar was a 67 year old doctor who thought religious extremism, black magic, superstitious ideas, and general ignorance were holding India back. He called out people who exploited the poor. So – that’s right – of course somebody shot him. Why tolerate a loose canon who cares about others and tries to educate?
His scientific colleagues hit the ceiling when they heard about his murder. They’re furious and they are speaking out about it, decrying the act and trying to get some new laws. Maybe Dr. Dabhoklar will wind up a reluctant martyr but MISTER ScienceAintSoBad is very sad about this. If the authorities in Pune are trying to figure out what to do with his assassins, I have an idea. Why waste lab rats when we have the real McCoy in a cell?
The details are in an article in The Guardian by Maseeh Rahman.
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