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Gauri Lankesh was a senior journalist and activist who shot dead yesterday in the Bengalore, India. Here in this article we have collected all the insights and updates of Gauri Lankesh wikipedia 2017.
Gauri Lankesh Wikipedia
Gauri Lankesh was born on 29 January 1962. So, Gauri Lankesh’s age would be 55 years.
She was shot dead by 3 guns when she reached at her home on 5 September 2017. She was an Indian journalist-turned-activist from Bangalore, Karnataka.
Gauri Lankesh worked as an editor in Lankesh Patrike, a Kannada weekly started by her father P. Lankesh, and ran her own weekly called Gauri Lankesh Patrika.
Known to be a notable social and political commentator and acclaimed for her lifelong support for free speech and strong journalistic ethics, her works were popular in all quarters, her critics alike.
Gauri Lankesh Past Life
Gauri Lankesh was born in Hindu family in 1962 to the poet-journalist P. Lankesh, who established the weekly Kannada language tabloid Lankesh Patrike. She had two siblings, Kavitha and Indrajit.
Gauri started her career as a journalist with the The Times of India in Bangalore. Later, she moved to Delhi with her husband Chidanand Rajghatta. Shortly after, she returned to Bangalore, where she worked as a correspondent for the Sunday magazine for nine years.
Latest Defamation & conviction of Gauri Lankesh in 2015 / 2016 / 2017
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In October 2016, the second Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Court at Hubli issued an arrest warrant for Gauri, after she failed to appear before the court and did not respond to the earlier warrants. The police detained her and produced her before the court on 1 October 2016. She was released on bail after furnishing a personal bond of ₹25,000.
On 27 November 2016, the second JMFC court concluded that she had failed to provide any substantial evidence for her criticism of the BJP leaders, and found her guilty of defamation. The court imposed a fine of ₹5,000 on her in each case. Besides the total fine of ₹10,000, the court also sentenced her to six months imprisonment. Her co-accused Devanand Jagapur was acquitted by the same court.
The same court granted her anticipatory bail, and thus, she avoided prison time. Gauri claimed that the BJP leaders had managed to cover their tracks by reaching a compromise with the jeweler, and refused to disclose her source for the corruption allegations against them. She described the court verdict as a temporary setback, and declared that she would challenge it in the higher court.
She was openly critical of the caste system.
In 2015, some Brahmins accused her of criticising the novelist S. L. Bhyrappa and Brahminism during the 81st Kannada Sahitya Sammelana (Kannada literary conference) held at Shravanabelagola.
At the conference, Gauri had remarked that the low-caste author Perumal Murugan was criticised by right-wing Hindu groups for depicting a childless Hindu couple, who indulge in consensual sex rituals outside of marriage in order to have children.
She had pointed out that the Brahmin novelist S. L. Bhyrappa had also depicted the similar Niyoga practice in his novel Parva, a re-telling of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. She clarified that she was supportive of both these writers, but questioned why the Hindu groups that were offended by Perumal Murugan were not offended by Bhyrappa.
On 19 February 2015, protesters from the Hassan Zilla Brahmin Sabha (“Hassan district Brahmin Association”) organised a rally against her, urging the police to register a First Information Report against her.
Gauri Lankesh Death
On 5 September 2017, she was attacked by three unidentified men on motorbikes at her house in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore.
The men shot at least seven bullets at Gauri while she was unlocking the main door of her house after returning from her office, at around 8 pm. Three of the bullets pierced her head, neck and chest, resulting in her death at the scene.
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