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Indian journalists, activists protest murder of Modi critic Gauri Lankesh

BENGALURU: Indian journalists and rights activists protested on Wednesday against the murder of an outspoken publisher of a weekly tabloid amid growing concerns about freedom of the press at a time of rising nationalism and intolerance of dissent. Gauri Lankesh, 55, the editor and publisher of the Kannada-language “Gauri Lankesh Patrike” newspaper, was shot dead on Tuesday by unidentified assailants near her home in Bengaluru. She had parked her car outside her gate and was walking to the main entrance of her home when…

Indian journalist critical of right wing shot dead at her residence

NEW DELHI: A senior Indian journalist was shot dead on Tuesday in the southern city of Bengaluru by unidentified assailants, police said. The body of Gauri Lankesh, the editor of an Indian weekly newspaper, was found lying in a pool of blood outside her home. “People in front of her house heard gunshots,” the city’s Police commissioner, T. Suneel Kumar, told reporters. “We found four empty cartridges from the scene.” Lankesh was known as a fearless and outspoken Indian journalist. She was a staunch critic of right-wing…