#IAmGauri national rally in Bengaluru clamours for justice in journalist's murder case


Continuing the probe into the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) officials questioned Indrajit Lankesh, brother of Gauri Lankesh in detail on Wednesday.

Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her house in Bengaluru Bengaluru saw a massive march on Tuesday to mourn the murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh. They questioned Indrajit with whom Gauri didn't share a good rapport after a public spat between them in 2005 over the ownership of Lankesh Patrike.

Other people present at the protest included journalist P Sainath, politician Rajeev Gowda, social activist Medha Patkar and women s rights campaigner Kavita Krishnan. Instead, the speakers chose to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Sangh Parivar, he added.

Sainath said: "The killings aren't over".

"Why is the prime minister of the country silent on Gauri Lankesh killing even after a week?" she asked. "What we're up against is the largest machine of hate".

Yuva Morcha has served a legal notice to historian Ramachandra Guha for referring to the "Sangh Parivar" while condemning the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh in an interview to an online portal and in an article to a newspaper.

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"The inquiry which is underway through the SIT formed by the state government should hasten and complete its enquiry and identify the powers behind the murder", said the statement. In the murder of Gauri Lankesh, the Leftists are making desperate attempts to gain political relevancy. (Credit: Archana Nathan/Scroll.in) Students hold up a message condemning Gauri Lankesh's murder.

Karnataka's Aam Aadmi Party was a prominent participant in the protest, with journalist-turned-politician Ashish Khetan also joining the rally.

"When I say I am Gauri, it means that we will not allow us to be silenced", he said. Thousands of people are expected to join the protests that will begin in a rally from Bengaluru City Railway station to Central college grounds in the city.

Protestors sang protest songs and raised slogans such as "Gauri Lankesh Amar Rahe" (Long live Gauri Lankesh) and demanded that Lankesh's assailants be brought to book.

The progressive forum "Gauri Lankesh Hatya Virodhi Vedike" took out the rally.

The progressive forum "Gauri Lankesh Hatya Virodhi Vedike" made a decision to hold the national-level resistance convention.