Gauri Lankesh's death, an act by communal forces

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Hundreds of mourners gathered in Bengaluru to pay their respects to senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead by three unidentified assailants outside her residence on Tuesday. "It is a fight of not just these four families but the entire society as these incidents show that the entire democratic system of the country is in danger", he said.

He said the Prime Minister could not react on everything.

Hear more about journalist Gauri Lankesh in The World's interview with Anoo Bhuyan above. However, some in the party said it would tarnish the image of the Siddaramaiah government.

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Echoing her views, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi asserted that anybody who speaks against the ideology of BJP and RSS, is "pressured, beaten, attacked and even killed".

Prasad, in his final tweet, demanded speedy action by Karnataka police over the murder, "I expect that Karnataka police will soon nab the killers of #GauriLakesh at the earliest at take action against them".

Salil Neog, president of AJYCP Margherita Regional Committee, Ramanus Lakra, general secretary of AASAA Tinsukia District Committee and Sibu Talukdar, secretary general of Federation of Barua Buddhist Welfare Association of Assam, also condemned and criticized the Modi government under whose rule the Hindutva forces were allegedly killing intellectuals.

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