One of the most common names among high profile journalist in India, Gauri Lankesh, famous for being secular and fearless, gets murdered at her doorsteps
Gauri Lankesh, 55 was found dead in a pool of blood in front of her doorsteps with several gunshots on her head and chest, in Bangalore.
Gauri and Kanhaiya
Gauri was an atheist and an untiring fighter against fanaticism, especially Hindu fanaticism. She loved to call Kanhaiya Kumar her son. She used to tweet fluently against Modi and his cronies. She was once jailed for writing against a powerful politician and many other cases of defamation have been filed against her by the right-wing activists. Yet, she could neither be cowered nor checked. Ultimately, her adversaries chose to gag her cowardly.
Outside Gauri Lankesh Residence
According to the reports, it was a pre-planned murder. As other days, Gauri came back at night and stepped out of the car to open the gates and that is when the gunmen came and shot her dead.
Gauri along with other senior writers protesting the murder of Dr Malleshappa Kalburgi.
After author-politician Govind Pansare, scholar Malleshappa Kalburgi, anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar, it was Gauri's turn of getting murdered for being a secularist or rationalist.
Protest Outside Press Club Of India
Thousands of gathering are happening all over India for the injustice killing of one of the best secular and fearless journalist in India. Editors' Guild, Press Club of India and Press Association has held protest all over India calling this act as a “brutal assault on the freedom of the press”.
Gauri Lankesh is now the second trending in Twitter and first on Facebook. People from all over are expressing their grief and anger on the social network, while some inhuman, brainwashed, boot-licker followers are praising this barbaric act.
Nikhil Dadhich, who's twitter fan following list include's name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, abused senior journalist Ms Lankesh in his post. The tweet was later deleted.
One of the Senior journalist derided her as a Naxal Sympathiser.
Few comments that were found more revulsive like one of those by Jagrati Shukla.
Jagrati Shukla also shared some of the rape threats that she got in response to the previous post: