Shashikant Warishe, the Marathi newspaper journalist who was murdered in Ratnagiri district.
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The function of a land mafia primarily based across the proposed refinery’s location within the journalist’s killing needs to be seemed into, Sanjay Raut’s letter demanded. Raut pinned the blame for the homicide on the BJP and reminded Fadnavis that the House Minister himself had asserted just lately that the Nanar Refinery Venture shall be accomplished within the proposed place as deliberate. Whereas the BJP is in assist of the venture, the Thackerey-faction of the Sena has its reservations in opposition to the identical, Instances Community’s Aruneel reported.
In the meantime, an organisation known as the Individuals’s Union of Civil Liberties additionally shot a letter to Fadnavis, expressing shock on the homicide of Shashikant Warishe. The group additionally sought an investigation into the incident in order that the culprits could possibly be introduced earlier than justice on the earliest.
A crusading scribe, Warishe had been writing a sequence of articles campaigning in opposition to the proposed Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals mega-complex developing with international collaboration, at Barsu, close to the unique location of Nanar.
Congress chief spokesperson Atul Londhe, Shiv Sena-UBT nationwide spokesperson Kishore Tiwari, BUJ’s Indra Kumar Jain and PUCL’s Mihir Desai and Lara Jesani have strongly condemned what they think is a “well-planned homicide” of the activist-journalist.
“The killing of a journalist like that is an atrocious assault on democracy and a blot on a progressive and tolerant state like Maharashtra. Regulation and order have deteriorated beneath the Shinde-Fadnavis regime. Ruling celebration MLAs fireplace weapons brazenly, threaten to beat up individuals, assault officers, beat up principals, and so on,” Lodhe had mentioned.