Gauri Lankesh was the other name of journalism in Karnataka. The lady who single- handed fought against right-wing forces and was known for her strong views regarding Hindutva politics. Gauri was brutally murdered by motorcycle-borne assailants at the gate of her house in Rajeshwari Nagar on the outskirts of Bengaluru.
Thousands of journalists and members of civil society condemned the murder and widespread protests erupted as many described the incident as an attack on the freedom of expression in our country.
Many so-called “Hindu Nationalists” or “right-wingers” on social media celebrated the assassination of Gauri Lankesh.
This man is followed by PM Narendra Modi. An ex-journalist Jagriti Shukla wrote: “Those who blv in bloody Revolution now mourning the fate of Gauri Lankesh. How does it feel to be on the receiving end?”
She further added: “So, Commy Gauri Lankesh has been murdered mercilessly. Your deeds always come back to haunt you, they say. Amen.
This time twitter users had decided to take the matter into their own hands and to show our PM that he needs to stop following or supporting these types of people.
A hashtag (#BlockNarendraModi) has started trending on the social media where people urge others to block our honourable PM.
Sorry, won't #BlockNarendraModi.
Will raise my voice and make sure that he listens to it.
— Ankit Lal (@AnkitLal) September 7, 2017
Thought about it a lot. Finally took the decision to #BlockNarendraModi as he follows too many handles that propagate violence and abuse!
— Jay Ambadi (@jay_ambadi) September 7, 2017
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) September 7, 2017
— Sayed Tausif (@Tausif_Qazi) September 6, 2017
— K. Chandrakumar (@kurup62) September 6, 2017
Union Minister holding Law and Justice and Ministry of Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad had released a statement against the online supporters who are expressing their joy over the tragedy.
Prasad wrote: “I strongly condemn & deplore the messages on social media expressing happiness on the dastardly murder of #Gaurilankesh. Expressing happiness on the killing of anyone is shameful, regrettable and totally against Indian traditions. Social media is not for that.”