Justice for Gauri

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An insurmountable loss to journalism in India, both in Kannada and in English, the void that Gauri Lankesh leaves behind will be very hard to fill. The daughter of one of Kannada’s greatest writers, she lived up to the legacy of P Lankesh who was a novelist, a playwright, a poet, and a journalist all rolled into one.

Through this petition I call on the Chief Minister of Karnataka  to urgently start a full investigation of Gauri Lankesh’s assassination, and the extremist networks behind it. I urge him to condemn nationalist violence as the terrorism it really is, and do everything he can to protect journalists and freedom of thought in India.

All signs suggest that Gauri was targeted for daring to speak and write freely about them. If this is confirmed there’s only one word for a politically motivated killing designed to intimidate -Terrorism.

This petition not only demands swift actions to be taken regarding the case but shall also serve as a platform for those who believe in the existence of freedom of speech and expression.



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