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‘A national loss for the cause of humanism'

Former Supreme Court judge V.R. Krishna Iyer has condoled the death of human rights activist Kannabiran.

In a message to Vasantha Kannabiran, he said “this great man's demise is a national loss for the cause of humanism but his memory will long remain an inspiration for the cause of liberty and against all forces which are Fascist and State terrorism.”

Heroic struggle

Justice Krishna Iyer said he had admired Kannabiran for his extraordinary stance in support of civil liberties against government and politics, suppressive of human rights. “It is men like Kannabiran who in their heroic struggle for civil liberties really stand for the daring challenge against authoritarianism,” the statement noted.

He paid his homage to the spirit of Kannabiran , that rare revolutionary, whose death is a shock to the nation. ”To you, madam, for having stood by him throughout. My profound aspiration for his courage and compassion, secular rationalism and leadership of the Peoples' Union for Civil Liberties.”


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