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Indian journalist's killing provokes outrage, anguish

Mourners stand next to a portrait of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh during the public viewing of her body in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 20...
Mourners stand next to the casket of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh placed for public viewing in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. The Indi...
Mourners and others place the casket of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh for public viewing in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. The Indian j...
Activists of Socialist Unity Center of India- Communist (SUCI-C) march with a banner showing a portrait of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh at a protes...
India's Karnataka state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, center, pays his respects next to the casket of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh during the public...
Indra Lankesh, center, mother of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh breaks down on seeing the body of her daughter placed in a casket for public viewing ...
People line up to pay their respects to Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh after her body was placed for public viewing in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, S...
An unidentified journalist takes photographs with her iPad of a protest meeting against the killing of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh by journalists ...
Journalists and others attend a protest meeting against the killing of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh at Press Club of India in New Delhi, India, Wed...
Mourners break down on seeing the body of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh inside a casket placed for public viewing in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Se...

Mourners stand next to a portrait of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh during the public viewing of her body in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 20...

Mourners stand next to the casket of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh placed for public viewing in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. The Indi...

Mourners and others place the casket of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh for public viewing in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. The Indian j...

Activists of Socialist Unity Center of India- Communist (SUCI-C) march with a banner showing a portrait of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh at a protes...

India's Karnataka state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, center, pays his respects next to the casket of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh during the public...

Indra Lankesh, center, mother of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh breaks down on seeing the body of her daughter placed in a casket for public viewing ...

People line up to pay their respects to Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh after her body was placed for public viewing in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, S...

An unidentified journalist takes photographs with her iPad of a protest meeting against the killing of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh by journalists ...

Journalists and others attend a protest meeting against the killing of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh at Press Club of India in New Delhi, India, Wed...

Mourners break down on seeing the body of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh inside a casket placed for public viewing in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Se...

NEW DELHI (AP) — The killing of an Indian journalist has provoked outrage and anguish across the country, with thousands protesting what they see as an effort to silence critics of India's ruling Hindu nationalist party.

Police have promised to hunt down the assailants who gunned down Gauri Lankesh outside her Bangalore home Tuesday night. But many said they feared the perpetrators of this attack — like so many others — would get away with impunity.

Spontaneous rallies erupted in cities and towns across India on Wednesday. Protesters demanded the government do more to protect free speech in the secular, South Asian democracy.

Thousands gathered for a public viewing of Lankesh's body at Town Hall in Bangalore.

Weeping, they filed slowly past her glass-covered coffin. Some carried placards reading "I am also Gauri."


Updated : 2021-02-28 22:16 GMT+08:00