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A Complete List Of Protests Across Indian Cities Against The Murder Of Gauri Lankesh

Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Udupi

06/09/2017 11:31 AM IST | Updated 06/09/2017 2:08 PM IST
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Family members and relatives of 55-year-old Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead by unknown assailants in the porch of her home in Bangalore mourn her death overnight on September 5, 2017.

Hours after prominent Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh, known for her strong views against Hindutva politics, was shot dead in cold blood by unidentified men right outside her residence, men and women from the media plan to start a wave of protests across Indian cities against her murder, and creeping extremism in creative spaces.

Gauri, 55, was opening the gate of her residence at 8 PM last night, PTI reported, when motorcycle-borne men pumped three bullets into her — two hitting her in the chest and one on her forehead — as neighbours rushed to their balconies hearing the shots. She died on the spot.

Gauri, who was the editor of the Kannada tabloid 'Gauri Lankesh Patrike', and had been instrumental in rehabilitating surrendered Naxalites, had faced repeated threats to her life. Her death brings back chilling memories of the killings of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and MM Kalburgi.

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Daughter of celebrated poet-turned-journalist and writer P Lankesh, Gauri was the proverbial trouble-maker — in the best and the noblest sense of the term — for the State, writes Somak Ghoshal. Journalists took to Twitter to mourn her death and protest against attack on press freedom.

Here's a list of protests scheduled across Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and other cities to protest Lankesh's murder.

Bengaluru, Sept 6

8:45 AM: Naik Bhavan

10:30 AM, 5 PM: Townhall

11:30 AM: Press Club

3 PM: SDPI at Mysore Bank circle

Mangalore, Sept 6:

9 AM: Jyothi Circle by CFI

4 PM: Townhall

5 PM: DC office

Udupi, Sept 6:

5 PM: Clock Tower

Mandya, Sept 6:

10 AM: Rally from Silver Jubilee Park

Gulbarga, Sept 6:

10:30 AM: Mini Vidhan Soudha

Dharwad, Sept 6:

10 AM: From Dr. MM Kalburgi's house in Kalyan Nagar

11 AM: Dharwad district press club

Gadag, Sept 6:

10 AM: Thondadarya Math, in Annegeri Taluk

Delhi, Sept 6:

11 AM: Press Club

12 PM: Jantar Mantar

12:30 PM: Press Club

3 PM: Press Club

Delhi, Sept 7:

4 PM: Jantar Mantar

Mumbai, Sept 6:

5 PM and 6 PM: Amphitheater, Carter Road, Bandra

Pune, Sept 6:

4 PM: Opposite SP college in Sadashiv Peth

Hyderabad, Sept 6:

4 PM: Sunderayya Vignana Kendram

Chennai, Sept 6:

11 AM: Press Club

Kerala, Sept 6:

4 PM: Manaveeyam veedhi Trivandrum

6 PM: High Court junction

Chandigarh, Sept 6:

12 PM: Press Club

Lucknow, Sept 6:

5 PM: Gandhi Statue, Hazratganj

Lucknow, Sept 7:

5:30 PM: GPO

Gorakhpur⁩, Sept 6:

4 PM: Pant Park

Kolkata, Sept 6:

6 PM: Press Club

Goa, Sept 6:

3 PM: Azad Maidan, Panaji

7:30 PM: Miramar, Panaji

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