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In photos: Gauri Lankesh's death sparks protests across India

Catch Photodesk | Updated on: 6 September 2017, 17:22 IST
Citizens hold placards as they shout slogans against the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants outside her residence last night, during a protest in Bengaluru on Wednesday. (PTI/Shailendra Bhojak)

In the wake of the cold-blooded murder of veteran journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, protests have been organised all over the country. 55-year-old Lankesh was shot dead outside her residence in Bengaluru by three motorcycle-borne assailants. Lankesh, an outspoken critic of the Modi government and its hindutva agenda, had allegedly confided to friends that she had received death threats. Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah termed Lankesh’s killing an “assassination on democracy.” 

Even as investigations into Lankesh's murder are ongoing, journalists, actors, politicians and everyday citizens from all over the country have denounced the brutal killing. Today, the public anger against Lankesh's death took the form of peaceful protests in cities across the country. Here are a few photos from the protests in Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram and Ahmedabad.

Citizens hold placards as they shout slogans against the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants outside her residence last night, during a protest in Bengaluru on Wednesday. (PTI/Shailendra Bhojak)
Citizens hold placards as they shout slogans against the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants outside her residence last night, during a protest in Bengaluru on Wednesday. (PTI/Shailendra Bhojak)
Citizens hold placards as they shout slogans against the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants outside her residence last night, during a protest in Bengaluru on Wednesday. (PTI/Shailendra Bhojak)
Citizens hold placards as they shout slogans against the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants outside her residence last night, during a protest in Bengaluru on Wednesday. (PTI/Shailendra Bhojak)
Journalists demonstrate at a protest condemning the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh, in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. (PTI)
Citizens hold placards as they shout slogans against the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, during a protest in Chennai on Wednesday. (Twitter)
Citizens during a protest against the murder of Gauri Lankesh in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Twitter)
Citizens during a protest against the murder of Gauri Lankesh in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Twitter)
First published: 6 September 2017, 17:19 IST
 
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