Gauri Lankesh murder: Mumbaiites demand an impartial probe

Gauri Lankesh murder: Mumbaiites demand an impartial probe

About Lankesh's murder, Chaturvedi now says, "It has sent shock waves through the fabric of my being".

Gauri Lankesh, a staunch critic of Hindutva politics, was on Wednedsay evening buried in a cemetray in the Karnataka capital with full state honour.

Several social organisations, writers and journalists unions have strongly condemned the assassination of the 55-year-old journalist at her residence in Bengaluru on Tuesday night by unidentified assailants, who fired at her at point-blank range.

The Congress said "muzzling the voice of ordinary citizens and silencing dissent" is the slogan of "New India" under the Modi government.

"I will give him (prime minister) all respect, but he will have to answer this before writing any slogan or couplet on women that how come he keeps company with young people like (Nikhil) Dadhich".

Scores of journalists gathered at the Press Club of India in the national capital and demanded justice amid calls for standing up to "forces" trying to "muzzle" the voices of dissent.




No deadline has been fixed for the SIT, but they have been asked to take up the work immediately, said Siddaramaiah, who heads a Congress government.

New Delhi:Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said "truth can not be silenced" and demanded that the culprits be tracked down and punished.

The Minister also blamed Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his government for not taking previous sensitive criminal cases seriously.

Union minister Ananth Kumar said the state government should probe the murder and arrest the killers.

Since dusk, candlelight vigils were held in Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram.

The senior BJP leader said that law and order is the responsibility of the Karnataka government. She had also earned the wrath of many so-called godmen and spiritual institutions for exposing sexual abuses in the name of "spiritual salvation".

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