Shabana Azmi to Farhan Akhar: Bollywood Celebrities Condemn Murder of Journalist Gauri Lankesh
Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter and condemned the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh.
Image: File photos of Shabana Azmi, Farhan Akhtar and Dia Mirza/ Yogen Shah
Celebrities not only condemned Lankesh's murder, but also the unsolved murder of three other outspoken critics of right-wing extremist ideology -- M.M. Kalburgi, Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar.
Here's what they have tweeted:
Shabana Azmi: Gauri Lankesh shot dead outside her home. Shocking, devastating. Dabholkar, Pansare (and) Kalburgi culprits must be punished.
#Gauri Lankesh shot dead outside her home.Shocking Devastating. Dabholkar Pansare Kalburgi Culprits must be punished— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) September 5, 2017
Javed Akhtar: Dhabolkar, Pansare, Kalburgi and now Gauri Lankesh. If one kind of people are getting killed which kind of people are the killers.
Dhabolkar , Pansare, Kalburgi , and now Gauri Lankesh . If one kind of people are getting killed which kind of people are the killers .— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) September 5, 2017
Shekhar Kapur: To kill someone for their views is not democracy, its beginnings of a Banana Republic, where violence speaks louder than words. Gauri Lankesh.
To kill someone for their views is not Democracy, its beginnings of a Banana Republic, where violence speaks louder than words #GauriLankesh— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) September 6, 2017
Renuka Shahane: Another liberal, rational voice snuffed out by 'unidentified assailants'. Gauri Lankesh RIP. Dabholkar, Kalburgi, Pansare. Who killed them?
Another liberal, rational voice snuffed out by "unidentified assailants". Gauri Lankesh RIP. Dabholkar, Kalburgi, Pansare. Who killed them?— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) September 5, 2017
Farhan Akhtar: Shameful. What kind of society are we becoming? Deepest condolences to the family and hope justice is delivered soon.
Shameful.. what kind of society are we becoming?? Deepest condolences to the family and hope justice is delivered soon. https://t.co/OTh49Gztz8— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 6, 2017
Shirish Kunder: When "intellectual" becomes an abuse, words are replied with bullets.
RIP. Gauri Lankesh.
When "intellectual" becomes an abuse, words are replied with bullets.— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) September 5, 2017
Ashoke Pandit: Silence of INC (Indian National Congress) India leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Randeep S Surjewala, Manish Tewari on the inhumane killing of Gauri Lankesh is shameful.
Dia Mirza: This is deeply disturbing. Culprits must be found and punished. Gauri Lankesh.
Anubhav Sinha: As the news progresses news anchors are beautifully subtly pushing it between 'slip' and 'cover'. Between TMC (All India Trinamool Congress) and Congress. Gauri Lankesh.
As the news progresses News Anchors are beautifully subtly pushing it between 'slip' and 'cover'. Between TMC and Congress. #gaurilankesh— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) September 5, 2017
Saiyami Kher: Lord Ganesh bids us goodbye, watching the death of a gutsy journalist. He must be so glad he's leaving. Gauri Lankesh.
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