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Journalist Gauri Lankesh murder: Protest started across the nation, Bollywood celebrities participated


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Murder of Journalist Gauri Lankeshs has shocked the nation and it is a heinous crime. There is a huge protest against the murder of the Journalist and people are full of emotion and anger. Journalists’ organisations in Mumbai and Maharashtra on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of Bengalaru journalist-turned-activist Gauri Lankesh and demanded that the Karnataka government order a CBI enquiry into the murder.

The Mumbai Press Club (MPC), the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh (MMPS), the Mantralaya Ani Vidhimandal Vartahar Sangh (MVVS), the TV Journalists Association (TVJA) and others, in separate statements, expressed outrage at the brutal gunning down of Lankesh in her home by unknown assailants on Tuesday evening.

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Even there was a protest against the murder of Gauri at Bandra’s Amphitheater Carter Road and many people participated in the protest, actress Shabana Azmi was also present, celebrities like Javed Akhtar and Nandita Das were deeply hurt from the murder. Lankesh was the editor of a Kannada language weekly tabloid, ‘Gauri Lankesh Patrike,’ noted for its independent views. Like her father, who was a noted Kannada writer, she faced opposition and criticism over her fiercely independent style of journalism.

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She is survived by her mother, sister Kavitha and brother Indrajit, who manages the tabloid. The MPC said that in the time of crisis, it stands behind the family and urged for a speedy investigation and trial in the case.