Local MLA Condemns Violent Attack on Journalist, Calls for Stringent Action Against BJP

Pune, India: MLA Ravindra Dhangekar has publicly spoken out against the violent attack on senior journalist Nikhil Wagle, calling for strong action to be taken against those responsible. The incident took place during a meeting in Pune, where journalist Wagle, social activist Vishwambhar Chaudhary, and advocate Asim Sarode were set to speak out against oppression and in support of democracy. However, the event was disrupted by activists from several political parties, leading to the vandalization of Wagle’s car.

Dhangekar condemned the assault on Mahavikas Aghadi workers who were defending the journalists and activists, questioning the motives of the BJP in a democratic society. He alleged that the attack was premeditated and urged for decisive action to be taken.

The MLA emphasized the importance of upholding freedom of expression without fear, stating that the people of Maharashtra would not tolerate attacks on social reformers and intellectuals. He highlighted the historical significance of the state and expressed confidence that the citizens would stand up for justice.

The incident has sparked tension and criticisms against the BJP, Shiv Sena, and NCP party activists, with calls for the authorities to invoke Section 307 against those responsible for the assault. Dhangekar also raised concerns about the ideological and cultural impact of the incident, vowing that Punekars would not remain silent until justice is served.

The confrontation has stirred debate and drawn attention to the issue of protecting the freedom of expression in a democratic society, prompting discussions on the role of political parties and the need for accountability. As the situation unfolds, the public awaits further developments and actions to address the attack on the journalists and activists.