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Freedom of the press: A myth

The gruesome murder of Gauri Lankesh by Hindu extremists on September 5, 2017 is an assault on the freedom of the press in India. Gauri Lankesh was the editor of a Kannada-language tabloid that has frequently been critical of Hindu extremists. The Karnataka government should spare no effort to uncover the frightening plot and bring the culprits to book. By silencing this editor and journalist, we Indians have proved that we are a country run by goons. Gauri Lankesh worked for the betterment of the society and what she wrote was appreciated by most of the people. Who said that the pen is mightier than the sword? It is just the opposite. The Karnataka government did the right thing by giving her a State funeral. May her soul rest in peace!

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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