The Right-Wing Assault on the Truth in India Claims the Life of Another Journalist
Date Written: 19/10/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21566
Journalist, activist and writer Gauri Lankesh, was gunned down on the night of Sept. 5, 2017, by a suspected right-wing extremist for her published views in a tabloid paper.
Excerpt: "Unfortunately, today anybody talking in support of human rights and against fake encounters [extrajudicial killings] is branded a Maoist supporter. Along with that, my criticism of Hindutva [aggressive majoritarian ideology that stands for a Hindu Theocratic State] politics and the caste system, which is part and parcel of what is considered 'Hindu dharma,' makes my critics brand me as a 'Hindu hater.' But I consider it my constitutional duty to continue - in my own little way - the struggle of Basavanna and Dr. Ambedkar towards establishing an egalitarian society." - Gauri Lankesh