Prime News, National, New Delhi, September 6:- Condemning the murder of eminent Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has called for punishment to the culprits. ”The truth will never be silenced. Gauri Lankesh lives on in our hearts. My condolences & love to her family. The culprits have to be punished,” Mr Gandhi said in a tweet late last night.
Condemning the murder of the journalist, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said it was an attempt to stifle reason and to silence those holding contrarian views. ”Gauri a rationalist silenced by gunshots. Her murder is an attempt to stifle reason, to silence those holding contrarian views. Tragic,” Mr Sibal said in a tweet.
Condemning the murder, senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram said liberty will survive only where contrarian views are freely spoken and written. ”Liberty will survive only where contrarian views are freely spoken and written. Gauri Lankesh was afraid of no one. Who was afraid of Gauri Lankesh?,” he said in a series of tweets.
AICC spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said an atmosphere of intolerance, mistrust, polarisation, false jingoism and surety of immunity and impunity was the cause of deaths of people like Gauri Lankesh.
-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)