Published: Thu, September 07, 2017
Global | By Maureen Mccoy

Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh's killing condemned

Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh's killing condemned

Activists in the city too prayed for Lankesh saying that they could relate to her ordeal, as they were of the opinion that there is no safety for people who raise their voice against any issue.

Lankesh's murder was a "grim indicator of the intolerance and violence that have been let loose by the increasing influence of right wing forces in the country", it added. She was critical of the Hindu right-wing forces.

Stating that the murder of the senior journalist was an "organised crime", the chief minister also instructed the police to identify and give protection to free thinkers and those involved in the Left movement. She later particiapted in a silent march against the killing.

The club condemned the killing of journalist and demanded that the culprits should be booked at the earliest. "The Chief Minister has said that those responsible would be caught and punished".

"There should be a proper probe into the murder".

"The murder must be investigated effectively and with urgency", the All India Democratic Women's Association said in a statement.

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"The President of one political party has reacted irresponsibly on this incident".

"Baseless allegations are being levelled".

Gadkari sought to put the onus of maintaining law and order on the Congress government in Karnataka.

Citing the Supreme Court's Tuesday order, Kumar said the court ordered the Karnataka government to hand over the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of Deputy Superintendent of Police M.K. Ganapathy, who was found dead in a lodge at Madikeri in Bengaluru past year. Pappu Dutta, secretary of Chatra Mukti Sangram Samity Tinsukia District Committee, said that after the formation of the BJP government, many killings had taken place and Gauri Lankesh's barbaric killing indicated that intellectuals had become soft target in the country and freedom of speech was in danger.

The Minister accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of not taking previous sensitive criminal cases seriously.

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