Shri Provash Ghosh, General Secretary, Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist), has issued the following statement today.
We express shock over the cold-blooded murder of veteran well-known journalist and editor Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead outside her residence in Bengaluru yesterday
We strongly condemned the heinous killing of Gauri Lankesh . We feel she was brutally murdered because of her sharp writing, bold views and outspokenness in criticizing of communalism and Hindutva politics. Her brutal killing shows how dangerous the situation is in the country.
We demand of both the state and central governments to immediately probe into this ghastly killing and arrest the culprits and give them exemplary punishment. We also call up on all saner section of the people to launch a countrywide protest movement against this heinous politics.