“This award is a morale booster for people who want to write, and fight,” Gauri Lankesh’s sister Kavitha has said.
Resistance should be free of uniformity, as much as our polity must be reflective and respectful of our diversity.
Adopting the language of 12th century vachanas, S. Anand has a dialogue with Gauri Lankesh. He tells her how wolves whistle over the stilled lioness.
“I want to salute all those who expose fake news. I wish there were more of them.”
“The silencing of a journalist in this manner has dangerous portents for democracy.”
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.