Centre questions why the State failed to protect Gauri Lankesh?

First Published 9, Sep 2017, 6:45 PM IST
Ravishankar Prasad questions why the State did not provide protection to Gauri Lankesh
Highlights
  • Central government came down heavily on the State government for not protecting Gauri Lankesh
  • If Gauri Lankesh was working with the permission of the State government and if yes, why she was not provided security
  • He questioned Rahul Gandhi’s statement accusing BJP and RSS for Gauri Lankesh’s killing 

For the first time, the Central government came down heavily on the State government in connection with the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh. Union Law Minister Ravishanakr Prasad asked why the State government did not provide protection to Gauri Lankesh. If, as the state government claimed, she was working towards bringing Naxals into the mainstream, why it failed to protect her? Quoting Gauri’s brother Indrajit Lankesh, Ravishankar Prasad said if Gauri Lankesh was working with the permission of the State government and if yes, why did not the government extend her police protection, reports Kannada Prabha.

He also condemned the comments and criticisms with malice regarding the unfortunate killing that have been flooding the social media. He questioned Rahul Gandhi’s statement accusing BJP and RSS for Gauri Lankesh killing and remarked when a top leader makes such comments, how can the investigation conducted by a committee appointed by the same government function efficiently, he sought to know.

 

 

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