Mamata Banerjee participates in candlelight vigil to condemn Lankesh's murder

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The murder of Ms.Gauri Lankesh follows on the heels of the murders of Dr.Narendra Dabholkar, Shri Govind Pansare and Prof.M.M.Kalburgi, probably as part of the same conspiracy by dark right-wing forces. Gauri Lankesh lives on in our hearts.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee participates in a protest rally organised by journalists to condemn the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, in Kolkata on Wednesday.

While several people condemned her murder in Bengaluru last night, many on social media also posted hateful comments.

The Congress said "muzzling the voice of ordinary citizens and silencing dissent" is the slogan of "New India" under the Modi government.

The saffron party also asked the Karnataka government to arrest the murderers swiftly and wondered if the SIT constituted by it will meet the same fate as the one probing the August 2016 murder of rationalist MM Kalburgi, whose killers remain untraced.

The Mumbai Press Club, in alliance with other media organisations, held a candle-light vigil seeking justice for Lankesh.




She had returned home in her auto and was opening the gate of her apartment when motorcycle-borne assailants fired at her indiscriminately with two bullets hitting her in the chest and one on her forehead, police officials said.

Chennai journalists gathered at the Press Club to condemn the murder.

Siddaramaiah on Wednesday also announced a SIT probe, to be headed by Inspector General-level officer in the matter, saying his government had an "open mind" to an investigation by the CBI, which the slain journalist's family has demanded. Now, Lankesh has also met her end in nearly exactly the same circumstances.

"It is an extremely sad moment for our democracy and a chilling reminder of the fact that intolerance and bigotry is raising its ugly head in our society", Gandhi said.

"The CCTV camera has captured the whole incident", Indrajit, Lankesh's brother told reporters. "The Chief Minister has said that those responsible would be caught and punished".

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