“Gauri Lankesh was never hesitate to reveal Truth. Hundreds of persons like her will die unless we all will come together to raise our voice against the wrong doings of the system. We are demanding the CBI probe into her death said a family member of noted journalist Gauri Lankesh who was shot dead by unidentified persons outside her home at Rajarajeshwari Nagar in in West Bengaluru last evening. She was the editor of ‘ Gauri Lankesh Patrike’ a weekly Kannada tabloid, besides owning some other publications. She had always voiced her opinions against the communal politics, caste system as well as against the establishment.
She was revolutionary journalist and activist. The reactions of the various personalities over her death are enough to reveal out her work. While condemning the murder of noted journalist Rajdeep Sardesai said “To those who use guns to silence dissent, you are cowards. And your bullets may kill but will not deter the brave”.The founder Editor of The Wire Siddharth Varadarajan said he was numbed by news of Gauri Lankesh’s murder. She was gutsy, level-headed, defiant—everything we need in a journalist in these troubled times.
While the senior journalist Vir Sanghvi expressing her sorrow over her murder said that as a friend, colleague and admirer for decades shocked & shattered to hear of the murder of Gauri Lankesh, one of India’s gutsiest journalists. “Last week, I jokingly told Gauri Lankesh that she doesn’t understand social media and technology. She replied “Those who understand technology are silent. I will do what I can and I will say what I should. These intolerant voices find strength in our silence. Let them learn to argue using words instead of threats.” said Chaitanya K.M in his write up in The Wire.
The Editor in Chief of The Print Shekhar Gupta said Journalism is nothing without courage. Democracy is nothing without dissent. You had plenty of both Gauri Lankesh. You live on as inspiration.
“Dhabolkar, Pansare, Kalburgi and now Gauri Lankesh. If one kind of people are getting killed which kind of people are the killers” said Javed Akhtar.