Thousands Convene in Bengaluru to Condemn Murder of Journalist Gauri Lankesh

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SIT sleuths probing the murder of journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh are confident that they will arrive at a conclusion on what led to the murder in two to three days.

The SIT is looking for someone who visited Lankesh's house thrice on the day she was murdered (September 5), once about 30-45 minutes before he shot her.

Lankesh's family mother Indira Lankesh and brother Indrajit Lankesh were also present. "If you freely voice your ideas, you may even get killed", she added.

Exactly what motivated the killing is not yet known, but the general mood in the air was one of anger and frustration, said BBC Hindi's Imran Qureshi. This is the largest constructed machine of hate since partition, with a thought-out, coherent strategy.

Thousands of people gathered in Bengaluru for a protest rally in Gauri Lankesh s name.

When BM spoke to Gauri's writers in Lankesh office, her colleague Arun Kumar said, "We could not go ahead with that edition because Gauri was murdered, and hence work was affected". Condemning the act of celebrating and justifying Lankesh's murder by a section of supporters from the Sangh Parivar, Sanatan Sanstha and the Sri Ram Sena, a statement issued at the meeting said, "We, at the resistance meeting, condemn this inhuman behaviour, which is not supported by any religious teaching".

Progressive thinkers, writers, social activists, artistes and intellectuals formed the forum last week to protest Lankesh's killing.

News18 reports that the march began from the Bengaluru Railway Station and ended at the Central College grounds.

IANS also reported that members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist), Karnataka Janashakthi, Aam Aadmi Party and several student groups were also part of the rally. I had asked the state government that did they properly analyze the security perception of Gauri Lankesh and gave her security or not?

"The forum of progressive thinkers, writers, social activists, artistes and intellectuals was formed last Friday to fight against Lankesh killing and made a decision to hold the national-level "resistance convention" here", the forum convenor K. Leela had told reporters on Monday.

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