The Editors Guild of India has strongly condemned the brutal murder of senior journalist and editor Gauri Lankesh in Banguluru.
“The Editors Guild of India is deeply shocked and strongly condemns the murder of Gauri Lankesh, senior journalist, and Editor, Lankesh Patrika. Gauri Lankesh was a known critic of the Central government on key issues and had fearlessly expressed her views in the newspaper she edited as well as in other forums,” the statement said.
The Guild said that her killing is an ominous portent for dissent in democracy and a brutal assault on the freedom of the press.
“The Editors Guild of India demands that the Karnataka Government acts with alacrity to bring the culprits to justice apart from instituting a judicial probe into the killing”.