‘Gauri a rationalist silenced by gunshots’, says Sibal on killing of Gauri Lankesh

Kapil Sibal

Senior Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh killed today. senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal tweeted, “Gauri a rationalist silenced by gunshots. Her murder is an attempt to stifle reason, to silence those holding contrarian views. Tragic.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi also condemned the killing of Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh today, saying the truth will never be silenced. “The truth will never be silenced. Gauri Lankesh lives on in our hearts. My condolences and love to her family. The culprits have to be punished,” he said on Twitter.

gauri, who last year lost a defamation case against a BJP MP, was shot dead by unidentified man at her residence in Bengaluru.

Noted writer and lyricist Javed akhtar took to twitter, saying one kind of people are getting killed which kind of people are killers.

According to initial reports, three unidentified assailants fired three to five bullets at Lankesh, with one hitting her in the forehead and another in the chest, and fled as she collapsed on the spot. Lankesh, said to be in her 50s, edited a Kannada tabloid ‘Lankesh Patrike’ besides owning some other publications, and was known for her forthright views against hardline Hindutva politics.

wefornews bureau

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