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Kalburgi probe be handled by Karnataka SIT

SC orders Kalburgi probe be handled by Karnataka SIT Uma Kalburgi's petition had sought court-monitored investigation

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, February 26, directed that the ongoing investigation into the killing of noted linguist and historian, MM Kalburgi be handed over to the Special Investigation Team (SIT), Karnataka that is currently investigating the Gauri Lankesh murder. Further, the SC bench headed by Rohinton Nariman also directed that the Dharwad bench of…

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Gauri Lankesh Murder: Sister Kavita demands case stay with Karnataka SIT Files Intervention Application to prevent investigation to be transferred to another agency

Ms Kavitha Lankesh, sister of slain journalist activist Gauri Lankesh has intervened in the Supreme Court urging that the investigation into her sister’s murder should remain with the Special Investigation Team (SIT) appointed in 2017. The investigations in the case are at an advanced stage and arguments on framing of charge were to be made…

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Gauri Lankesh Murder Case: Chargesheet names Sanatan Sanstha Momentum gathers for banning the right-wing group

In fresh developments in the Gauri Lankesh murder case, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has filed an additional chargesheet naming the hardline Hindutva group Sanatan Sanstha as the chief perpetrator in the case. Following this there has been a demand to ban the Sanatan Sanstha in Karnataka and Maharashtra. The Karnataka SIT investigating the case…

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Gauri Lankesh memorialised as Journalist killed in Line of Duty Honoured in France as part of Bayeux-Calvados Awards

On October 8, 2018 fearless Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh was honoured at a memorial commemorating reporters killed on duty at the Bayeux-Calvados Awards held in France. The Bayeux-Calvados Awards for war correspondents (Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre) is an annual prize awarded since 1994, by the city of Bayeux and the General Council of Calvados. Its goal is to pay tribute…

Gauri Lankesh remembered on First Death Anniversary Activists demand action against Sanatan Sanstha, Right-wing groups launch counter protest

Hundreds of activists, journalists, civil society members as well as ordinary citizens gathered in Bangalore to pay homage to slain journalist Gauri Lankesh on her first death anniversary. They also demanded that the Sanatan Sanstha, a right wing supremacist group whose members are allegedly involved in the conspiracy to murder Lankesh, be declared a terrorist…

Gauri Lankesh laid to rest, but The Truth could not be buried One year after her assassination, more evidence emerges of saffron plot to silence rationalists

September 5 marks one whole year since the eventful night when Gauri Lankesh, a fearless journalist and outspoken rationalist, was gunned down in cold blood outside her Bangalore home. In life she was a journalist who unearthed the truth. But even in death, it appears that Gauri will not allow the truth to stay buried. Skeletons…

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Gauri Lankesh’s murder: Will justice prevail? With the murder investigation unfolding, will Gauri Lankesh get justice?

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, 55, was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru by a bike-born assailant. On Monday, June 11, the sixth accused in the case, Parashuram Waghmore, 26, was arrested. With the murder investigation still unfolding, it remains to be seen if Gauri Lankesh will get justice.…

Death of a Rationalist: Gauri Lankesh Fearless journalist silenced for defying right wing extremists

Gauri Lankesh was a fearless journalist and a rationalist, who never minced words while calling out the bigotry and misogyny of right wing extremists. She was shot dead by a man with alleged links to a radical Hindutva organisation in September 2017. As the Saffron brigade busies itself in a nationwide do or die battle for…

By Kavita Lankesh

The Killing of Gauri Lankesh What the assassination of a Bangalore journalist says about media complacency in the face of Hindu nationalism’s violent rise in India

((This article was originally published in the Columbia Journalism Review and is being republished here with their permission. The original article may be read here.)) Last September, as the journalist Gauri Lankesh was returning to her home from work, a man approached her in the driveway, his face obscured by a motorcycle helmet. He fired…

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