Gauri Lankesh murder an assault on free speech

Laura Christensen
September 7, 2017

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced this at a Press conference after holding a high-level meeting with police officers on Wednesday. "These killings are a threat to democracy and I appeal to everyone to unite and fight against radical and fascist Hindutva ideology which has paralyzed the entire country", said Pappu Dutta.

The assailants fled on a motorcycle after spraying bullets at Gauri Lankesh on Tuesday night as she was leaving her vehicle outside her home in the Karnataka state capital.

She was laid to rest with full state honours amid chants of "Gauri Lankesh Amar Rahe (Long live Gauri Lankesh)" as her body was lowered into the grave. He also said anyone speaking against the BJP was being silenced.

Gauri Lankesh was actively working with the Karnataka government to bring Naxalites into the mainstream, an initiative that hadn't gone down well with them, Indrajit said.

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Reddy said that IGP (Intelligence) B K Singh will head the SIT.

The Union Home Ministry also sought a report from the Karnataka government over the incident.

The Tuesday's murder saw several organizations protesting against the killing of the veteran Journalist, with several prominent personalities including Journalist Ravish Kumar and other senior journalists taking to the streets of Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Udupi and other cities. "We should demand justice and immediate arrest of the 3-4 culprits who spread such communal violence".

Union Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari hit back, terming as "irresponsible, baseless and false" the Congress allegation seeking to link the killing of Gauri to the BJP or people following its ideology.

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