Being Together For Gauri, Protest March By Journalists In Kolkata


Kolkata: Journalists need to unite because if they still do not, tomorrow will be none to stand for them. With this thoughts various media organizations condemned the killing of kannada journo GauriLankesh and sought a speedy probe in the case. Candlelight Vigil at Press Club, Kolkata is going to protest against the killing of Journalist GauriLankesh.

The Press Club, Kolkata join the Media Fraternity of the entire country, in protesting against the brutal killing of the renowned and brave Journalist GauriLankesh in Bangaluru on 5 September 2017 evening in front of her residence. She was killed by three unidentified gunmen, who shot at 55 year old journalist from close range. According to the initial policereports, three bullets hit her, one on the forehead and four cartridges were found at the locale.Killing of a journalist, especially a lady journalist is undoubtedly a shocking phenomenon for the fellow journalist of the country.

Press Club, Kolkata, condemns the killing of journalist GauriLankesh and demands that the culprits should be booked at the earliest.There will be a Candlelight Vigil in front of the Press Club, Kolkata, on 6September 2017 at 6 pm.

Members of the Club and the Members of the journalist fraternity of the city will participate to register their protest. On the contrary various media organizations led by the Mumbai Press Club and Bombay Union of Journalists today has condemned the killing of Kannda journo GauriLankesh and sought a speedy probe in the case.

Gauri, known for her left-leaning outlook and forthright views on Hindutva politics, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at her residence in Bengaluru last night.Apart from the Kolkata Press Club,  Mumbai Press Club, TV Journalists Association, Photographers Association and Network of Women in Media will do protest. Some social activists have also organized a protest meeting in suburban Bandra this evening to condemn the killing.
To protest and condemn the killing of journalist GauriLankesh, Mumbai Press club will also organize a candlelight vigil of journalists which is starting from the Mumbai Press Club at 7 pm,6th September.

Gauri had returned home in her car and was opening the gate when motorcycle-borne assailants fired at her indiscriminately, with two bullets hitting her in the chest and one on her forehead and She died instantaneously.

Reported By- Priyanka Dutta