Gauri Lankesh: Another Indian journo takes a bullet for a pen

Gauri Lankesh: Another Indian journo takes a bullet for a pen

It is a very unfortunate and sad moment in India as a senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was murdered outside her residence on September 5 in Bengaluru.

Gauri Lankesh worked as an editor in Lankesh Patrike, a Kannada weekly started by her father P. Lankesh and ran her own weekly called Gauri Lankesh Patrika.

She was a known critic of Hindutva groups and was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru’s Rajarajeshwari Nagar on Tuesday evening. This incidence has shocked the entire nation and reminds us of journalists who have been killed in the past — Rajdeo Ranjan (Bihar), Narendra Dabholkar (Pune), Jagendra Singh (UP), Umesh Rajput (Chhattisgarh).

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, CM of Karnataka has assured everyone that a special investigation team will look into the murder of the journalist.

Mumbai mourns the loss

Today, at 7:00 pm, there will be a candlelight vigil of journalists starting from the Mumbai Press Club. Participants like TVJA, Photographers Association, Network of Women in Media and Mumbai Press Club are expected to address this travesty of a situation and mourn the country’s loss.

There’s another meet at Carter Road, Amphitheatre, at 6:00 pm on Wednesday.

We need justice for journos

All the people who have lost their lives to people who were threatened by their honesty and dedication need justice. ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’ and surely, the cowards who have attacked the people standing by honesty surely have deeds they don’t want the world to know about.