Gauri Lankesh murder ripples outrages around the country

Guwahati/7th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): The murder of the Bangalore based journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh raises many question in terms of safety for the citizens  around the country.Keeping in mind the public outrage in the city regarding the murder,the Karnataka Government has set up a team to investigate the killing.

According to sources, in an addable attack some unidentified motorcyclist pumped bullets into Gauri known for her Left-leaning outlook and forthright views against Hindutva politics near her home in Bangalore on 5th September.

In several cities including Bangaluru and Delhi political leaders were seen seen joining the protest.As the media fraternity and members of civil society reacted with horror and staged protests in Bengaluru, Delhi and several other cities, leaders cutting across party lines condemned the murder.

However, leaders of the Congress and the BJP were seen keeping numb over the killing the journalist.

“Her killing is an ominous portent for dissent in democracy and a brutal assault on freedom of press,” the Editors Guild of India said in a statement.

 

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