Week since murder, over 10000 rally in Bengaluru, declare: I am Gauri

Police officials inspecting crime scene in Bengaluru. Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by unidentified assailants on 5 September

In its first story, Gauri's mother Indira Lankesh has written about Gauri as a daughter who fearlessly wrote what she had to and talks about her personality.

The protest rally was organised by 21 civil society groups, which began at the city's railway station before the protesters protested on the streets.

Thousands of people gathered in Bengaluru for a protest rally in Gauri Lankesh s name.

After her death last week, protests were held across several Indian cities but this one in her hometown prompted the biggest turnout yet.

Videos and photos from the rally show a sea of protesters carrying posters that read "I am Gauri" or "We are all Gauri".

The 55-year-old editor of the Kannada weekly publication "Gauri Lankesh Patrike" was gunned down by unidentified men outside her home in Bengaluru's suburbs September 5. In its second story, Kavitha Lankesh, sister of Gauri, has highlighted how Gauri led her life through childhood to becoming an editor of the newspaper and the issues she covered. (Credit: Archana Nathan/Scroll.in) Members of the Forum against the Assassination of Gauri Lankesh hold up a banner.

Journalist and author Sagarika Ghose well will also be joining the protest.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on 11 September said that the Karnataka Government must not misconstrue his statements with regard to the murder of noted journalist Gauri Lankesh and must assure the Centre that an unbiased probe of the crime would be effected at the earliest, and that the guilty would be nabbed soon and justice is delivered.

"When I say "I am Gauri", it means that we will not allow us to be silenced", he said.

A security guard walks past a placard installed at the Press Club of Kolkata in solidarity with Lankesh. "Or against Sardar Vallabhai Patel who put it in writing that the RSS killed Gandhi?" she asked.

Other people present at the protest included journalist P Sainath, politician Rajeev Gowda, social activist Medha Patkar and women s rights campaigner Kavita Krishnan. The next story is from Isha Lankesh, and how she goes on talking about how she used to call Gauri "Avva" (mother in Kannada) and how Isha started the habit of reading.

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