Published: Thu, September 07, 2017
World Media | By June Phelps

Writers, Academics Respond to Gauri Lankesh's Murder

Writers, Academics Respond to Gauri Lankesh's Murder

Hundreds of journalists joined the rally with posters banners and holding candles condemning the murder of the Bengaluru-based journalist and social activist. Stating that the Karnataka DGP and IGP have been asked to constitute an SIT, he said, "They will take up the investigation very seriously and this investigation will be purely for this incident".

"We strongly believe that such silencing methods are an attempt of divisive forces in a democratic system to stifle the media", the memorandum said.

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The journalist was shot outside her Bengaluru home on Tuesday.

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As per reports, three bullets were pumped in her body. However, some in the party said it would tarnish the image of the Siddaramaiah government.

Prasad, in his final tweet, demanded speedy action by Karnataka police over the murder, "I expect that Karnataka police will soon nab the killers of #GauriLakesh at the earliest at take action against them".

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No one can miss the uniformity of pattern of the four murders, as well as their symbolic import: Govind Pansare was a communist; Narendra Dhabolkar a rationalist; M M Kalburgi a reformist, spiritual thinker and writer; and Gauri Lankesh a fearless journalist and social worker. "We want the forces who were allegedly troubling her to be probed", said Dharmendra Jore, secretary, Press Club of Mumbai.

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