The murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh seems to have a long standing impact on the socio political set up of the India. Bangaluru based intellectuals which includes writers, activists and thinkers on Tuesday came out in hundreds in order to intensify the protest for the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in black badges that read #IAmGauri.
The protest started from the Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station to the Central College grounds, where a protest meeting was held. Over 300 policemen were deployed in and around the Central College as reported by The Hindu.
Gauri's mother Indira Lankesh who broke down while the protest was ongoing said that the only consoling factor after her death was the support that her family received.
Speaking with The Hindu, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said, that Indian democracy has not died and is very much alive. He said that the battle of ideas is the battle of India and that he was present there for this very battle.
Hitting out at the BJP led central government, the CPIM veteran said that Gauri Lankesh's murder should not be treated in isolation and that those in power are creating a totalitarian state.
Renowned activist Medha Patkar talking to The Hindu said that it is a sign of optimism that this protest received such a support.