Bollywood celebrities such as Farhan Akhtar, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Sonam Kapoor and Dia Mirza have condemned the killing of senior journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh.
on Wednesday night the senior journalist-activist, known for her left-leaning outlook and forthright views on Hindutva politics, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at her residence.
“Dhabolkar, Pansare, Kalburgi, and now Gauri Lankesh. If one kind of people are getting killed which kind of people are the killers,” the lyricist-writer tweeted.
Dia Mirza tweeted that the incident was “deeply disturbing” and the perpetrators “must found and punished”.
Sonam wrote, “Truth alone prevails. Your voice will be heard and shall turn into an echo towards justice. #GauriLankeshMurder.”
“#Gauri Lankesh shot dead outside her home. Shocking. Devastating. Dabholkar Pansare Kalburgi culprits must be punished.” Azmi tweeted
“To kill someone for their views is not Democracy, its beginnings of a Banana Republic, where violence speaks louder than words #GauriLankesh,” wrote filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.