Gauri Lankesh murder: Mumbaiites demand an impartial probe

People in several Indian cities held candlelights to pay tribute to the 55-year-old editor

Mumbai: A candlelight vigil was organised by the Mumbai Press Club and Bombay Union of journalists on Wednesday at around 7 pm in south Mumbai to condemn the killing of the Bangalore-based journalist Gauri Lankesh.

However, top leaders of the Congress and the BJP were locked in a spat over the killing. "In this context, it is imperative that the authorities act swiftly and arrest the culprits behind this murder and buck this alarming trend", he said.

Lankesh was buried with full state honours at a cemetery in Bangalore
Lankesh was buried with full state honours at a cemetery in Bangalore

He termed Rahul's comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi "unfortunate". Survived by her mother, sister, brother and others, Gauri owned and edited Gauri Lankesh Patrike, a popular Kannada magazine.

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

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Attacking the Siddaramaiah government for the state's "poor" law and order situation, he said there had been 18-19 political killings besides Kalburgi's murder in the last two and a half years and it had "failed" in taking probes to their logical conclusion.

Gauri Lankesh was actively working with the Karnataka government to bring Naxalites into the mainstream, an initiative that hadn't gone down well with them, Indrajit said. "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". All those who are aware of the democratic values should react against this incident.

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Lankesh (55), known for her left-leaning outlook and forthright views on Hindutva politics, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at her Bengaluru residence on Tuesday evening. He also said anyone speaking against the BJP was being silenced.

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