Articles about Govind Pansare

Govind Pansare was a Communist Party of India (CPI) politician, labor lawyer, activist, and author from Maharashtra. He was impressed by communism when in school and joined the CPI in 1952. While pursuing his Bachelor's degree from Rajaram College, Kolhapur, he delved deeper into left-wing literature. After graduating, Pansare did his LLB from Shahaji Law College, specializing in labor and industrial law. Later, he became the President of the Kolhapur District Bar Association. He was a life-long member of the CPI and went on to hold key posts within the party, including that of the State Secretary and member of the National Executive. Pansare was a prolific author, writing 21 books in his lifetime. Most notable among them was his book 'Shivaji Kon Hota?' (1988), a biographical analysis of Chhatrapati Shivaji’s life from a left-wing perspective, praising Shivaji for his secular credentials, respect for women, and pro-poor policies. Originally written in Marathi, the book has been translated into English and multiple Indian languages. In February 2015, while returning from his morning walk, Pansare was assassinated from close range by two sharpshooters riding a motorcycle.

Lankesh Killing: Karnataka government to take call on banning organizations

24 Nov 2018

India
Lankesh Killing: Karnataka government to take call on banning organizations

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara today said the state government would soon take a call on banning the organizations involved in the killing of noted journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh.

#GauriLankesh: SIT names Hindu right-wing outfit in the murder case

24 Nov 2018

India
#GauriLankesh: SIT names Hindu right-wing outfit in the murder case

The special investigation team (SIT), probing the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, has named Hindu right-wing outfit Sanatan Sanstha in its additional charge sheet filed before a city court in Bengaluru yesterday.

Dabholkar murder case: CBI slaps terror charges against accused

13 Nov 2018

India
Dabholkar murder case: CBI slaps terror charges against accused

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has invoked Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) sections 15 and 16 pertaining to acts of terror against the accused arrested in connection with the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, public prosecutor, Vijaykumar Dhakane, said.

'Why'll Modi react if dog dies?': Muthalik on Lankesh murder

18 Jun 2018

India
'Why'll Modi react if dog dies?': Muthalik on Lankesh murder

In extremely controversial comments, Pramod Muthalik, chief of the right wing group Sri Ram Sene, ended up comparing slain journalist Gauri Lankesh to a dog.

Man arrested in connection with Gauri Lankesh's murder

10 Mar 2018

India
Man arrested in connection with Gauri Lankesh's murder

Six months after Gauri Lankesh was killed outside her house in Bengaluru, police have arrested a man linked with the murder that made headline across the globe.

Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT takes into custody right-wing group founder

03 Mar 2018

India
Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT takes into custody right-wing group founder

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh has taken into custody a 37-year-old man.

Karnataka Home Minister: Gauri Lankesh's killers will be revealed soon

12 Nov 2017

India
Karnataka Home Minister: Gauri Lankesh's killers will be revealed soon

Two months after the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru, an SIT is nearing the end of its investigation and will reveal its findings in a few weeks, Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said.

Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT releases sketches of prime suspects

14 Oct 2017

India
Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT releases sketches of prime suspects

The SIT probing the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh has released sketches of two main suspects.

Five Sanatan Sanstha men linked to Gauri Lankesh murder

06 Oct 2017

India
Five Sanatan Sanstha men linked to Gauri Lankesh murder

In the latest development in the Gauri Lankesh murder case, five names associated to the right-wing Sanatan Sanstha have emerged as key suspects. Four of them have Interpol Red Notices against them for their alleged involvement in earlier crimes.

Defamation case against Sonia, Rahul, Yechury for Lankesh murder comments

18 Sep 2017

Politics
Defamation case against Sonia, Rahul, Yechury for Lankesh murder comments

An RSS swayamsevak has filed a defamation case against Congress' Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury for linking journalist Gauri Lankesh's murder to the RSS.

Are Lankesh-Kalburgi murders linked? Same gun used in both

14 Sep 2017

India
Are Lankesh-Kalburgi murders linked? Same gun used in both

A preliminary forensic analysis of the bullets found in the September 5 shooting of journalist Gauri Lankesh has found that these bullets are from a similar 7.65-mm countrymade pistol which was used to kill scholar MM Kalburgi in 2015.

Gauri Lankesh Murder: K'taka BJP issues legal-notice to Ramachandra Guha

11 Sep 2017

India
Gauri Lankesh Murder: K'taka BJP issues legal-notice to Ramachandra Guha

Renowned Indian historian and writer Ramachandra Guha found himself in the midst of a legal trouble following his statements insinuating the Sangh Parivar was behind the killing of Gauri Lankesh.

Journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead: Does it indicate a trend?

06 Sep 2017

India
Journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead: Does it indicate a trend?

Gauri Lankesh, a Kannada journalist and editor of the Gauri Lankesh Patrike, was shot dead at her home yesterday evening.

Why was a girl assaulted, force-fed cow-dung?

14 Jun 2017

India
Why was a girl assaulted, force-fed cow-dung?

In a shocking video, a Maharashtra girl is seen being beaten and force-fed cow dung in Karnataka's Bidar. Police said another woman underwent similar assault.