Veteran journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was brutally assassinated outside her house on Tuesday evening, September 5, 2017. Lankesh was a staunch critic of the Hindutva brigade. Since 2003, she had been opposing the Sangh Parivar’s attempts to Hinduise the Sufi shrine Guru Dattatreya Baba Budan Dargah, located at Baba Budan giri. In January 2008, Lankesh reported a story about three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers duping a jeweller of rupees one lakh. Several local dailies carried the story but her magazine Gauri Lankesh Patrike, was the first to report this. She was later convicted in two defamation cases for this exposé. Despite these relentless attacks on her activism and journalism, she remained a fierce advocate of the freedom of press, and an epitome of minority-rights activism.
To protest her murder and to pay homage to this firebrand journalist-activist, please join the protest meets at the following places:
In Bangalore, protests against Gauri Lankesh’s murder will continue from 10:30 am on September 6, 2017 and again at 5 pm.
Also at Bangalore at 8: 45 a.m. at Naik Bhavan, 11: 30 am at press club and 3 pm by SDPI at Mysore Bank circle.
Chikbalapura at 10 am September 6, 2017 at Siddalagatta Rutha.
Mangalore protests near DCs office started at night and will continue on September 6, 2017 at 9 AM at Jyothi Circle by CFI, 9 am Ziladhikari Kacheri, 4 pm at townhall in front of Gandhi Statue by PFI, 5 PM at DC office by DYFI.
Udupi Gather at 5 pm on September 6, 2017 at the Clock Tower.
Mysore Gather at 10 am on September 6, 2017 at Mysore Manas Gangotri and protest at 11 am in Gandhi chowk.
Mandya September 6, 2017 at 10 am rally from Silver Jubilee Park to Ziladhikari kacheri and at 11 am at Sanjay Vritta.
Gulbarga, September 6, 2017 morning 10:30am at Mini Vidhan Soudha.
Bellary at 11 am on September 6, 2017 at the District Ziladhikari kacheri.
Dharwad a protest starting at 10am on September 6 from Dr. Kalburgi’s house in Kalyan Nagar. Dharwad district press club will also hold a protest meeting at 11am September 6, 2017 in Hubballi, Karnataka.
Gadag, gather at 10 am at Thondadarya math.
Annegeri taluk, gather at 10 am on September 6, 2017 at the working journalists Sangha office.
Bidar, at 11 am on September 6, 2017 at Ambedkar Circle.
Manvi at 11 am on September 6, 2017 at Basava circle.
Chikkanayakahalli at 11 am on September 6, 2017 Nehru vritta.
Harapanahalli at 10 am on September 6, 2017
Sindhanooru 10 am on September 6, 2017 near Pravasi Mandir
Raichur at 10 am on September 6, 2017 rally from Kannada Bhavan to Ziladhikari Kacheri.
Delhi at Press club at 11 a.m on September 6, 2017. A protest and condolence meeting to be held at 12: 30 and at 3 pm. Kerala union of journalists will also protest at noon at Jantar Mantar on September 6, 2017 and another protest will happen on September 7, 2017 at Jantar mantar at 4 pm.
Mumbai at 5 pm and 6 pm on September 6, 2017 at Amphitheater, Carter Road, Bandra, and at Vashi Station at 7 PM on September 6, 2017, Wednesday.
Pune at 4 pm September 6, 2017opposite SP college in Sadashiv Peth.
Ahmedabad at 4 pm September 6, 2017 at Sardarbag, Lal Darwaja.
Hyderabad Sunderayya Vignana Kendram 4 pm on September 6, 2017 and 12 noon at press club.
Chennai, 11am, September 6, 2017, near Press Club. Protests in Kerala are at Manaveeyam veedhi Trivandrum, 4pm and High court junction 6 pm on September 6, 2017.
Kolkata at 4.30 pm on September 6, 2017 at Jadavpur University
Chandigarh Press Club will hold a protest meeting at 12 noon on 6 September.
Lucknow, protest gathering at Gandhi Statue, Hazratganj at 5pm on September 6, 2017 and again at 5:30 pm at GPO on September 7, 2017
Gorakhpur September 6, 2017, at 4 pm, Pant Park.
Varanasi September 6, 2017 at 6 pm candlelight msrch from Shastri Ghat to Gandhi statue.