Gauri Lankesh, Kalburgi killed with same gun? Probe suggests so

13 September, 2017, 15:53 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Police officials inspecting crime scene in Bengaluru. Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by unidentified assailants on 5 September

The report said CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, noted social activist Medha Patkar, journalists P. Sainath and Sagarika Ghose, Swaraj India leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, documentary producers Anand Patwardhan and Rakesh Sharma, and civil rights activists Teesta Setalvad, Kavitha Krishnan and Jignesh Mevani, besides film producer Praksah Rai participated in the event.

Ms Lankesh, who was shot dead outside her home on 5 September, is the most high-profile Indian journalist murdered in recent years.

The crowd waved banners calling for justice, while some protesters set up a structure of black umbrellas that were stamped with slogans condemning Lankesh's murder.

Lankesh's family mother Indira Lankesh and brother Indrajit Lankesh were also present.

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A special edition of Gauri Lankesh Patrike was released on Tuesday dated September 30, 2017, in tabloid form. There will be more, unless we stop them.

"Why is the prime minister of the country silent on Gauri Lankesh killing even after a week?" she asked. "What we're up against is the largest machine of hate". (Credit: Rohan Venkat/ Protestors take to the streets of Bengaluru to participate in a national rally against the murder of Gauri Lankesh. One of the three bullets was fragmented, said SIT sources to DH.

"Those of us here would like to tell her murderers loud and clear: 'I am Gauri, we are all Gauri, '" it added.

"The message that the killers of Gauri wanted to send us, progressive thinkers and democrats, was that we should shut up or face consequences".

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Karnataka's Aam Aadmi Party was a prominent participant in the protest, with journalist-turned-politician Ashish Khetan also joining the rally. In its first story, Gauri's mother Indira Lankesh has written about Gauri as a daughter who fearlessly wrote what she had to and talks about her personality.

"The forum of progressive thinkers, writers, social activists, artistes and intellectuals was formed last Friday to fight against Lankesh killing and chose to hold the national-level "resistance convention" here", the forum convenor K. Leela had told reporters on Monday.

Apart from AAP, around 50,000 people are expected to join the rally that will be meeting at the Central College ground, India Today reported.

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