Gauri Lankesh Murdered For Ideology

By Amulya Ganguli

The ghoulish glee expressed in the celebratory tweets put out by Hindu “patriots” over the journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder in Bengaluru, underlines the insane hatred against what a saffronite calls “Leftist, Naxal sympathizer, anti-establishment and anti-Hindu” people.

Although assassination of political adversaries is not the monopoly of the Hindu Right, it is doubtful if the killers identified with, say, the Maoists or the CPI(M) or any other party would have gloated over their “achievement” as the saffron lobby has done, although there is a Marxist minister in Kerala, MM Mani, who openly boasted in 2012 how his party had eliminated its political opponents.

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