Fringe Hindu Groups 'Celebrate' Ananthamurthy's Death

Activists of fringe Hindu groups today "celebrated" the death of Jnanpith awardee U R Ananthamurthy by bursting crackers at a locality here.

The activists, many of whom covered their faces to mask their identities, also raised slogans against Ananthamurthy as they burst the crackers, police said.

The incident took place in front of the office of a local Bajrang Dal leader.

Ananthamurthy, who was known for his strong anti-Sangh Parivar, anti-BJP' views, had raised a storm of controversy in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, saying he would not live in India if Narendra Modi were to become the Prime Minister.

The renowned writer, however, did a U-turn, saying he had made the remark out of emotion.

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23/D-33
Aug 26, 2014
12:31 PM

The trend has been that the fringe Hindu groups soon become the mainstream Hindu groups. Saffronite voices in this forum were considered fringe groups not so long ago.

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Apne Girban mein Sar Nicha Kar Dekho !
You will find a rabid Hindu Hater under the grab of a self declared Secular.

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
22/D-24
Aug 26, 2014
10:48 AM

>> In an essay in the book, Ananthamurthy recounts a childhood experience in which he urinates on a particular deity of the village, in a bid to challenge his traditional upbringing that everything was sacred.

I wonder if rationalists similarly "challenged" the solemn occasion when they paid their last respects to fellow rationalist URA.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
21/D-1
Aug 26, 2014
12:38 AM

>> But there is no need to boast about it. It is one thing to recount it as a mistake and quite another to recount it as an accomplishment

Yes, certainly.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
20/D-137
Aug 25, 2014
11:53 PM

"n childhood, kids do (and should do), a lot of crazy things."

May be. But there is no need to boast about it. It is one thing to recount it as a mistake and quite another to recount it as an accomplishment.

Akash Verma, Chennai
19/D-136
Aug 25, 2014
11:46 PM

>> In an essay in the book, Ananthamurthy recounts a childhood experience in which he urinates on a particular deity of the village, in a bid to challenge his traditional upbringing that everything was sacred

This changes it up a bit. In childhood, kids do (and should do), a lot of crazy things.While an act like this is extreme, I won't blame a man for some stupidity as a kid (unless it hurts someone in a concrete way).

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
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