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.
24 Nov 2018India
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.
24 Nov 2018India
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.
13 Nov 2018India
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.
18 Jun 2018India
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.
10 Mar 2018India
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.
03 Mar 2018India
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh has taken into custody a 37-year-old man.
12 Nov 2017India
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.
14 Oct 2017India
The SIT probing the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh has released sketches of two main suspects.
06 Oct 2017India
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.
18 Sep 2017Politics
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.
14 Sep 2017India
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.
11 Sep 2017India
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.
06 Sep 2017India
Gauri Lankesh, a Kannada journalist and editor of the Gauri Lankesh Patrike, was shot dead at her home yesterday evening.