Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh's killing condemned

Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh's killing condemned

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced this at a Press conference after holding a high-level meeting with police officers on Wednesday.

"Her killing is an ominous portent for dissent in democracy and a brutal assault on freedom of press", the Editors Guild of India said in a statement.

The assailants fled on a motorcycle after spraying bullets at Gauri Lankesh on Tuesday night as she was leaving her vehicle outside her home in the Karnataka state capital.

As per reports, three bullets were fired in her body. He hoped that the Karnataka police would soon nab the killers.

"Law and order of Karnataka is the responsibility of the state government, under Congress". He also said anyone speaking against the BJP was being silenced.

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Press Club of Bengaluru president Sadashiva Shenoy, who was closely associated with Gauri, said, "divisive forces can not muzzle the liberal voices by resorting to killing".

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Gauri was known for her critical views of Hindutva politics, and many have now drawn a parallel with the murders of rationalists, including M M Kalburgi, in the recent past.

She was particularly opposed to the right-wing Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Senior journalists BR Lenin, P Siva Kumar, Ch Sudhakar, Noora Srinivas, G Venkat and others also expressed shock at the killing of the journalist.

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