Gauri was everything that the Sangh loves to hate – a fearless and opinionated single woman, an extremely important voice against Hindutva and someone who wrote extensively against caste.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Resistance should be free of uniformity, as much as our polity must be reflective and respectful of our diversity.
Journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead in Bengaluru on September 5, wrote fiercely against divisive right-wing politics and the Hindutva agenda.
“The silencing of a journalist in this manner has dangerous portents for democracy.”
Vinod Dua talks about journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder in Bengaluru and the plight of the Rohingya refugees.
She was the editor of the weekly Gauri Lankesh Patrike – a magazine that has been described as an “anti-establishment” publication – and recently faced attack for her views on communalism.