Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka
Sub: Speedy investigation in the murder case of woman journalist Gauri Lankesh.
This is to draw your kind attention to the dastardly murder of Gauri Lankesh, senior journalist and editor of Gauri Lankesh Patrike at her residence in Bangalore on September 5, 2017. The murder has sent shock waves across the journalist community for its brazenness as well as it has involved the killing of a woman journalist known for her outspoken views. She was a firm believer in the Indian Constitution and the values of democracy and secularism enshrined in it.
We are aware that the state government has already instituted an investigation and inquiry into the murder. We the undersigned, urge your government to put in all efforts to nab the killers at the earliest in order to restore confidence in the journalist community as well as the people of India.
Indian Women’s Press Corps., Press Club of India, Press Association, Editors Guild of India and several other organisations.