“I am Gauri”: Yechury, Sainath, Medha Patkar attends Bengaluru protest over Gauri Lankesh murder

“I am Gauri”: Yechury, Sainath, Medha Patkar attends Bengaluru protest over Gauri Lankesh murder

Bengaluru,India, September 12: Wearing black head bands that read “I am Gauri”, the protesters took out the march from the city railway station to the Central College Grounds, where a protest meeting would be held later during the day.

According to reports Hundred of social activists, journal, people’s forum and various political party workers from across the country in Tuesday took out protest here condemning the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh a week ago.

The protesters gathered at the city’s railway station before taking to the street

Reports says Members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist), Karnataka Janashakthi, Aam Aadmi Party and several student groups were also part of the rally.

Hundreds of social activists, journalists, people’s forums and various political party workers from across the country on Tuesday took out a protest rally here condemning the murder of journalist -activist  Gauri Lankesh a week ago.

The protesters gathered at the city’s railway station before taking to the streets.

Members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist), Karnataka Janashakthi, Aam Aadmi Party and several student groups were also part of the rally.

Wearing black head bands that read “I am Gauri”, the protesters took out the march from the city railway station to the Central College Grounds, where a protest meeting would be held later during the day.

Those participating in the protest meet include CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, noted social activist Medha Patkar, journalists P. Sainath and Sagarika Ghose, Swaraj India leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, documentary producers Anand Patwardhan and Rakesh Sharma, and civil rights activists Teesta Setalvad, Kavitha Krishnan and Jignesh Mevani, besides film producer Prakash Rai.


The progressive forum “Gauri Lankesh Hatya Virodhi Vedike” took out the rally.

“The forum of progressive thinkers, writers, social activists, artistes and intellectuals was formed last Friday to fight against Lankesh killing and decided to hold the national-level ‘resistance convention’ here,” the forum convenor K Leela had told reporters on Monday.

The forum was expecting about 50,000 people to be a part of the event.

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