Maoists condemn Gauri Lankesh murder, ask people to hit streets for ‘determined fight’

The CPI (Maoist) also targeted PM Modi for his silence on her murder which it says was “indicative of the Hindutva hand in her murder”. “It is their lowly and dirty act to pressure and get her brother to hint at the possibility of Maoist hand in her murder,” the release further says.

Written by Vivek Deshpande | Nagpur | Updated: September 14, 2017 7:53 am
Gauri Lankesh, Gauri Lankesh murder, maoists and gauri lankesh, maoist condemn lankesh murder, maoist lankesh protest, indian express, india news In a release issued by Abhay, spokesman for Central Committee of CPI (Maoist), said, “The party strongly condemns the murder of Leftist, pro-people, progressive and democratic journalist Gauri Lankesh..”

The Communist Party of India (Maoist) has rejected the “propaganda by Hindu fascist forces” that Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh was killed by Maoists. It said that the “Sangh Parivar” killed Lankesh to muzzle the voice of pro-people forces.

In a release issued by Abhay, spokesman for Central Committee of CPI (Maoist), said, “The party strongly condemns the murder of Leftist, pro-people, progressive and democratic journalist Gauri Lankesh by Brahminical fascist goons of the Sangh Parivar protected by the BJP government at the Centre. The party appeals to all like-minded forces to hit the streets for a determined fight against the forces that killed Lankesh.”

Observing that Lankesh fearlessly campaigned for the downtrodden and the marginalised, against atrocities on minorities by Hindutva forces and corrupt governments, the party has said, “Lankesh had become an eyesore for the Hindutva forces ever since she had translated the book ‘Gujarat Files’ by Gujarat journalist Rana Ayyub exposing the involvement of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah in the Muslim carnage in 2002. She had printed the matter in her publication in Kannada language. The fascist Hindutva hand was evident from the fact that BJP leader D N Yuvraj had said that she would have been alive had she not celebrated the death of RSS people.”

The CPI (Maoist) also targeted PM Modi for his silence on her murder which it says was “indicative of the Hindutva hand in her murder”. “It is their lowly and dirty act to pressure and get her brother to hint at the possibility of Maoist hand in her murder,” the release further says.

The party has rubbished the probe ordered into Lankesh’s murder saying, “when the rulers themselves are complicit in it, everybody knows what is going to be the outcome of such a probe. That is the reason, till now, there has been no headway in the probe in the murders of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, Leftist thinker Govind Pansare and progressive writer M M Kalburgi.”

The party called for intensifying struggle against “fascist Hindutva forces” by all progressive and democratic forces beyond “symbolic protests” with “now or never” urgency.

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    Vikram
    Sep 14, 2017 at 11:23 pm
    Safe to conclude according to this article, Gauri Lankesh was clearly working against Hindus and she was so despicable that she celebreted the death of Hindus. Why then do some people expect others to feel sorry about her. No killing ought to be supported but the anti Hindus miss her the most!
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      Pradeep Phadke
      Sep 14, 2017 at 1:02 pm
      For Maoists Rationalist means Leftist, anti-Hindu blokes! Very rational thinking indeed.
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        Bharat
        Sep 14, 2017 at 12:42 pm
        So Maoist talk of gender equality and same caste but actually they use the cadre for s e X in the jungles ... Where the women are seen in the town's pregnant and wanting to leave the force .... Just like a shelf life of a terrorists in the valley is six months these Maoists have a shelf life too ... Provide protection to all businesses in the rural areas like petrol stations etc so that their Funding is stopped through extortion ... A terrorist force with women too ....
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          Aadis
          Sep 14, 2017 at 12:17 pm
          RSS has shown their culture by killing father of our nation (Mahatma Gandhi ) who was a true Hindu.
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            Bharat
            Sep 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm
            You see Mao used to have with one Virgin in the morning and evening ... This is the way he ruled China. So he is the real father of the nation. In China and ibaazi is allowed under the guise of massage Parlours for foreigners ... They treat their women like low life ... They have imprisoned and killed all progressive people and are now dying to come out of Maoism ... So the fanaticism for Mao is like any other cult that we see in North Korea in the extreme form ... Stop Maoist surrenders and finish them before it's too late and they start sitting in the parliament like in Nepal
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