'I am Gauri': Thousands protest against Indian journalist's murder

'I am Gauri': Thousands protest against Indian journalist's murder

'I am Gauri': Thousands protest against Indian journalist's murder

Kavita Krishnan, the Secretary of the All India Progressive Women's Association, lawyer and politician Prashanth Bhushan, Megha Pansare, Medha Patkar and CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury are also expected to participate in the rally.

Ms Lankesh was shot dead by three unidentified people outside her house.

The crowd waved banners calling for justice, while some protesters set up a structure of black umbrellas that were stamped with slogans condemning Lankesh's murder.

Prasad targeting Siddaramaiah government presented copies of news reports on Lankesh's brother, Indrajit claims where he had asserted that the slain journalist used to work for the surrender of naxalites.

"The investigation is going on into Gauri Lankesh's killing".

Sainath said: "The killings aren't over".

There were several pointed references to the legal notice issued by the BJP Yuva Morcha to historian Ramchandra Guha for stating that the Sangh Parivar was behind the murder, with many saying they were not afraid to face the wrath of the right-wing "whether bullets or legal cases" for holding their views. "What we're up against is the largest machine of hate".

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Benguluru: Journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh and Kannada scholar M M Kalburgi were killed with the same 7.65mm country-made pistol, preliminary findings of the Forensic Sciences Laboratory have indicated.

"When I say "I am Gauri", it means that we will not allow us to be silenced", he said.

"We at the resistance meeting condemn this inhuman behavior, which is not supported by any religious teachings".

"I highly doubt the role of Naxals in Gauri's murder because a Naxalite has never come out and killed anyone in the city".

Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashish Khetan, along with the members of the party's Karnataka unit, also participated in the protest.

The march began at the Bengaluru Railway Station, and the protestors congregated at the Central College ground, where a national convention has been organised.

Earlier, Kannada writer K Marulasiddappa had said: "The message that the killers of Gauri wanted to send us progressive thinkers and democrats is that we should shut up or face consequences".

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