Narendra campaigned for eradication of superstition. New Delhi: Karnataka Health Department on Thursday (March 12) confirmed the first case of coronavirus death. — B Sriramulu (@sriramulubjp) March 12, 2020 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Godless communists like him have tried to break the moral fabric of the nation”. Should people keep their ideologies to themselves or they should take it to extremes like IS which forces people to follow their ideology? Kalburgi had quoted a portion of U Ananthmurthy’s 1996 book, Bettale Puje Yake Kadadu, which tries to explain that worshiping non-living things is futile. Dr Kalburgi was a scholar of the vachana verses, the founding literature of the Lingayats. Video, How US and China's break-up could affect world, Man in Speedos takes on Hadrian's Wall. Vachanas are like daily rituals, helping people to lead their daily lives. Thinking about the world around us we find social media that encapsulates us. Following the death of Pansare, a right-wing media outlet, Sanatan Prabhat wrote: “For us comrade Pansare was Hindu by birth, but not by his actions. Kalburgi was killed by two young men who came to his house claiming to be his students. Read about our approach to external linking. Dr Kalburgi's killing comes two years after the murder of another prominent rationalist-thinker, Dr Narendra Dabholkar, in the western city of Pune. Renowned scholar and rationalist, MM Kalburgi was shot to death on Sunday morning by unidentified assailants. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}So who killed Malleshappa Kalburgi, a leading Indian scholar and a well-known rationalist thinker? Video, Could postal voting upend US election? The necessary contact tracing, isolation & other measures as per protocol are being carried out. The other US election that's hugely important, Philadelphia rocked by unrest after police shooting, Kazakhstan embraces Borat catchphrase 'very nice', How US and China's break-up could affect world. As recent as June 2014, Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Shri Ram Sene launched a state-wide agitation against his controversial comments on the practice of idol-worshiping. Could postal voting upend US election? At a meeting to mark his death yesterday, there was an overarching concern, writes Karnad, that a "culture of lethal violence might overwhelm the hallowed culture of discussion and questioning in Lingayat society". The 77-year-old professor had earlier received life threats for lambasting concepts such as deity-worshiping while speaking at a seminar discussing superstition. This, writes Karnad, had "implications not only for the theology of the Lingayat establishment, but for its enormous political and financial power". While Dabholkar was shot dead on August 20, 2013 in Pune, Pansare was killed in Kolhapur on February 16, 2015. VideoWhat is on the Moon? But we need to think about the word superstition as what is the definition of the term in the true sense. Both were gunned down in similar manner by motorcycle-borne shooters. Friday marks the scholar’s fourth death anniversary. .css-orcmk8-HeadlineContainer{display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:justify;-webkit-justify-content:space-between;-ms-flex-pack:justify;justify-content:space-between;}Kim Kardashian 'humbly' has 40th birthday party on private island.css-1dedj2h-Rank{-webkit-align-self:center;-ms-flex-item-align:center;align-self:center;color:#B80000;margin-left:3.125rem;}1, Police officer raiding illegal cockfight gets killed by rooster2, Rapper Brian Trotter found dead in car after Florida highway crash3, US election 2020: The five Senate races to watch4, US election: Biden hits new battleground, Trump blitzes Midwest5, Philadelphia rocked by fresh unrest after police shooting6, Donald Trump setback in rape defamation case7, Nxivm leader Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison8, US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden?9, Chrissy Teigen explains why she shared her baby loss photos10.