From Gauri Lankesh’s murder to defamation suits, attacks on the media have become commonplace.
The court also pulled up the agencies investigating the murders of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare over their failure to arrest the main suspects in these cases so far.
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.
Ordinary and extraordinary Indians, from the villagers of Tamil Nadu to the Anand Margis to Deepika Padukone, are defending their right to free speech and expression.
“What’s the guarantee that more people will not be targeted for their beliefs and principles in the future?”
Two students write about what they experienced at a protest in Delhi after the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh.
Resistance should be free of uniformity, as much as our polity must be reflective and respectful of our diversity.
The latest forensic findings have been communicated to the Special Investigation Team probing Lankesh’s murder.
“Gauri Lankesh has been a symbol of the struggle to practice journalism fearlessly and raise a voice for the underprivileged. Her loss to journalism and to society is irreparable.”
Each killing — whether of an RSS man or of someone of an opposite ideology — is condemnable and the condemnation should be unqualified.
Journalists disturbed by Gauri Lankesh’s killing must introspect on the nature and character of the news media today, and publicly and collectively condemn the rabble-rousers and instigators.
An official said that the information goes beyond the make of the weapon used for the murders.
Urmilesh discusses the murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh and the politics around it. Joining him in this episode are senior journalist Akshaya Mukul and investigative reporter Neha Dixit.
In an interview the day after Lankesh was killed, Guha said, “It is very likely that her [Gauri Lankesh’s] murderers came from the same Sangh Parivar from which the murderers of [Govind] Pansare, [Narendra] Dabholkar and [M.M.] Kalburgi came.”
Gauri Lankesh was the key brain for the impetus to give Lingayat’s separate religion status. Perhaps that is why she had to lay down her life.
Gauri Lankesh was the victim of the same ideology that claimed the lives of other rationalists. Handing over her case to a ‘caged parrot’ like the CBI would be dangerous.
The South Asia Media Defenders Network has urged the Indian media and civil society groups to pursue a robust campaign to ensure that there is no let-up in the investigation.
Vinod Dua talks about journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder in Bengaluru and the plight of the Rohingya refugees.