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Gauri Lankesh murder: Odisha women scribes’ protest march on Friday

Bhubaneswar, September 13, 2017: The Odisha Women Journalists’ Forum (OWJF) will hold a protest march on Friday in Bhubaneswar to condemn the brutal murder of senior Kannada journalist and activist, Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead outside her house in Bengaluru on September 5.

A protest march by the women journalists will be held at the Ram Mandir Square on September 15 marking the eleventh day of her death.

Lankesh was the editor of Gauri Lankesh Patrike, a weekly Kannada tabloid magazine. She was 55-years old. She was also a well-known critic of the Sangh Parivar.

The journalists said that it’s high time that journalists come together and raise their voice against the successive incidents of silencing the voice of the media either by killing scribes or threatening.

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