Scribes condemn murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh

IT Minister slams trolls for lauding Gauri Lankesh’s killing calls it 'shameful'

Gauri Lankesh, noted Kannada journalist, writer, activist and champion of secularism and communal harmony has come as a rude shock.

Mumbai: Senior journalist associated with NDTV Ravish Kumar on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to unfollow the people who are abusing Gauri Lankesh and are celebrating her brutal murder.

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Lee said the government is taking the current situation as very grave. "We certainly won't", she declared. But we won't do that for now. "Let us see how the situation develops further".

"The US Mission in India joins advocates of press freedom in India and worldwide in condemning the murder of respected journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru".

"People say that the Prime Minister is quiet and Prime Minister has not said anything". She was shot dead on Tuesday by unidentified gunmen outside her residence in Bengaluru. "There is a definite pattern in the murder of rationalists and free thinkers and those who question the government - Dabholkar, Pansare and Kalburgi and now Lankesh", said Congress spokesmen Abhishek Manu Singhvi. Her death has been met by mass protests and vigils in at least eight cities in her home state, as well as a dozen other cities, including Panaji.

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In April, Suu Kyi told the BBC that "ethnic cleansing is too strong an expression to use for what is happening" in Rakhine State. Also complex is the shift in attitudes to Aung San Suu Kyi, long a lighting-rod for civil rights and the rights of minorities.

She had returned home in her vehicle and was opening the gate of her apartment when motorcycle-borne assailants fired at her indiscriminately with two bullets hitting her in the chest and one on her forehead, police officials said. "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. She also faced convictions in two defamation cases.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar described Lankesh as the voice of liberal media and demanded that the culprits must be booked.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of silencing dissent, saying it was a part of their ideology. "The BJP, the central government or any organisation related to us has no relation with this incident", Union minister Nitin Gadkari said.

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