Scores of journalists came out in Hyderabad to protest against murder of Bangalore based investigative journalist Gouri Lankesh at her home in Bangalore on Tuesday night.
Members of Telangana Union of Working Journalists (TUWJ), Hyderabad Union of Working Journalists (HUJ), and others NGOs held protest at BJR Statue in Basheerbagh on Wednesday.
The firebrand scribe was reportedly contemplating a series of exposes on corrupt politicians and businessmen in Karnataka ahead of upcoming state elections.
She was running Lankesh Patrike, a vernacular weekly published in Kannada language from Bangalore.
Hearing her brutal murder, people expressed their shock on Twitter. Noted investigative journalist Rana Ayyub tweeted:
“My friend Gauri Lankesh who recently published the Kannada edition of Gujarat Files shot dead. Cowards, bigots. You disgusting people”