Gauri Lankesh's death brings back focus on Kalburgi, Pansare and Dabholkar murders


Earlier in the day, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had hinted at the saffron party's involvement in her killing.

The Congress president expressed her deepest condolences to Lankesh's family and friends and offered her prayers.

The Editors Guild of India condemned the murder of senior journalist and editor Gauri Lankesh.

The CITU has also strongly condemned the ghastly murder of the write, Gauri Lankesh.

As Lankeshs murder last evening outside her residence in Bengaluru triggered waves of spontaneous protests across the country by journalists and civil rights groups, the Union Home ministry sought a report from the Karnataka government on the killing. "State governments must act to protect those whose voices of dissent are being silenced", Basu said.

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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy and a host of other leaders were present at the burial ground to pay their last respects to her.

India has seen a string of killings in recent years targeting independent journalists and critics of religious superstition, stoking worries about the rise of extremism and intolerance in the secular South Asian democracy.

"Of the seven fired, four missed the target and hit the wall of the house".

She ran the weekly 'Gauri Lankesh Patrike, ' a Kannada tabloid. Lankesh, 55, was shot dead by unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants outside her Bengaluru residence at around 8 pm Tuesday. "The entire country is with her. Truth can not be suppressed", he added. There is a huge protest against the murder of the Journalist and people are full of emotion and anger.

The murder which has outraged journalists, activists and citizens was reportedly filmed by security cameras installed near Ms Lankesh's garage, said sources in Bengaluru today. They are also claiming that she might have been killed because of her proximity to the Naxals.

Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah has ordered a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the murder of activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh. Dabholkar was shot on 20 August, 2013, in Pune, while Pansare was shot on 16 February in Kolhapur and died on 20 February, 2015.