‘Truth will never be silenced’, says Rahul Gandhi on killing of Gauri Lankesh

"The truth will never be silenced. Gauri Lankesh lives on in our hearts. My condolences and love to her family. The culprits have to be punished," Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 6, 2017 12:01 am
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi condemned the killing of senior Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh today, saying the truth will never be silenced. “The truth will never be silenced. Gauri Lankesh lives on in our hearts. My condolences and love to her family. The culprits have to be punished,” he said on Twitter.

Congress leader Kapil Sibal tweeted, “Gauri a rationalist silenced by gunshots. Her murder is an attempt to stifle reason, to silence those holding contrarian views. Tragic. Lankesh, who last year lost a defamation case against a BJP MP, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at her residence in Bengaluru.

She took more than one bullet and died instantaneously. Lankesh, said to be in her 50s, edited a Kannada tabloid ‘Lankesh Patrike’ besides owning some other publications, and was known for her forthright views against hardline Hindutva politics.

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  1. Bhatiye Patel
    Sep 7, 2017 at 3:27 am
    Rahul, boy you talk every day senseless stuff against BJP / RSS after you come back counting your money, no is touching you! Do you think that Ms. Lankesh was more critical of BJP / RSS? Why to blame others when your own people are in government of K'taka, why not get it investigated instead of making stupid comment against BJP /RSS and getting carried away with you dislike for them? We all know that your braze butt must be keep reminding you of BJP /RSS who broken the back of family party grip on people of India!
    1. k
      Sep 6, 2017 at 9:02 pm
      Rahulji, the truth that your intellectual level is of upper KG level was never suppressed even after your gaffes.
      1. S
        Sep 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm
        Does he know the true story of Mahatma Gandhi murder and why his great g father opposed post-mortem citing family reasons? Is he aware that RSS bogey has been used persistently to divide India on religious grounds by the congress party for over 60 years to retain power for the dynasty? . Yes! prince in waiting the truth will never come out, since it will not benefit your campaigning, all that you and your partymen know is to flog a dead horse for own benefit. Do you know the truth of hounding of Pandits from Kashmir? Are you aware about the truth behind the butchering of more than 3000 Sikhs by your partymen post your g mothers death, it has been suppressed for reasons best know to your family. Please don't make a mockery of 'freedom of speech' guaranteed by our cons ution. When confronted with facts and figures you scoot, and still day dream of becoming the PM of this country one day not because of your capability but by the virtue of name tag.
        1. R
          Sep 6, 2017 at 1:25 am
          This is very sad news, this is Indian dark politic by RSS, this killings by religious hard lines, The United Nations' 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference, and to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers".The founders of the United States believed that mankind has certain “inalienable rights” including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Under that umbrella of liberty falls freedom of speech. Thomas Jefferson spoke of these rights as having been endowed to man by his Creator he called the right to liberty “inherent” and postulated that governments are ins uted in order to allow man (the governed) to secure those rights and to pursue his rights freely. The liberty and consent of the governed were, in Jefferson’s mind, imperative for governments to be efficient and beneficial. Reply
          1. I
            Sep 7, 2017 at 1:31 pm
            Do all these apply to the innocent and hapless Amarnath Yatris who got butchered some time ago ?