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Gauri was killed for working against Modi govt: Nizami
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BANGALORE Sep 9: Hundreds of social activists, journalists, people’s forums and various political party workers from across the country on took out a protest rally here condemning the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh a week ago.

The protesters gathered at the city’s railway station before taking to the streets. Members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist), Karnataka Janashakthi, Aam Aadmi Party, Congress party and several student groups were also part of the rally. The 55-year-old editor of Kannada weekly tabloid by her name “Gauri Lankesh” was gunned down by unidentified men outside her home in the city suburb on September 5.

Those marching were seen singing protest songs, raising slogans like “Gauri Lankesh Amar Rahe” (Long live Gauri Lankesh) and demanding that Lankesh’s assailants be brought to book. Those participating in the protest meet include 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, Congress’s Salman Nizami, Rajeev Gowda MP, Swami Agnivesh, documentary producers Anand Patwardhan and Rakesh Sharma, and civil rights activists Teesta Setalvad, Kavitha Krishnan and Jignesh Mevani, besides film producer Prakash Rai. The progressive forum “Gauri Lankesh Hatya Virodhi Vedike” took out the rally. Salman Nizami said Gauri Lankesh is not with us but looking at the quest in people from all walks of life, her memory & mission lingers on.

He said Gauri Lankesh was such a brave journalist. She was known for her valour and bravery. We condemn her murder. In this country, the mediapersons, poets, and writers are being targetted, because they are working against the government. She raised her voice against the corrupt politicians and others, who were involved in any sort of scams and scandals,".


News Updated at : Thursday, September 14, 2017
 
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