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Gauri Lankesh, Noted Journalist and Dissenter, Shot Dead in Bengaluru

Gauri Lankesh, Noted Journalist and Dissenter, Shot Dead in Bengaluru

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September 5th, 2017

 

The well-known journalist and editor Gauri Lankesh, was shot dead at her residence in Bengaluru on September 5. According to The Hindu, Lankesh was shot three times by unidentified men at close range at around 8 pm at the entrance of her house in Rajarajeshwari Nagar.

In November 2016, Lankesh was held guilty of defamation for an article she ran in 2008, which Prahlad Joshi, a BJP MP from Dharwad, and Umesh Dushi, also of the BJP, had found objectionable. The article had alleged that the BJP MP was directly involved in corruption. Lankesh, who challenged her conviction and was subsequently released on bail.

She was editor of the weekly Lankesh Patrike -- a magazine that has been described as an "anti-establishment" publication - and had recently come under attack for her views against the communal politics of the Sangh Parivar in Karnataka.

 

Read More: https://thewire.in/174396/gauri-lankesh-noted-journalist-dissenter-shot-dead-bangalore/

 


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