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RIP Gauri Lankesh! From Farhan Akhtar to Mahesh Bhatt, Bollywood celebs condemn murder of senior Kannada journalist & social activist!

Published by - IANS | Updated: Sep 06, 2017 11:57 IST

Bollywood personalities like Shekhar Kapur, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar have condemned the death of senior Kannada journalist and social activist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead at her residence by unidentified men on Tuesday.

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Celebrities not only condemned Lankesh's murder, but also the unsolved murder of three other outspoken critics of right-wing extremist ideology -- M.M. Kalburgi, Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar.

Here's what they have tweeted:

Shabana Azmi: Gauri Lankesh shot dead outside her home. Shocking, devastating. Dabholkar, Pansare (and) Kalburgi culprits must be punished.

Javed Akhtar: Dhabolkar, Pansare, Kalburgi and now Gauri Lankesh. If one kind of people are getting killed which kind of people are the killers.

Shekhar Kapur: To kill someone for their views is not democracy, its beginnings of a Banana Republic, where violence speaks louder than words. Gauri Lankesh.

Renuka Shahane: Another liberal, rational voice snuffed out by 'unidentified assailants'. Gauri Lankesh RIP. Dabholkar, Kalburgi, Pansare. Who killed them?

Farhan Akhtar: Shameful. What kind of society are we becoming? Deepest condolences to the family and hope justice is delivered soon.

Shirish Kunder: When "intellectual" becomes an abuse, words are replied with bullets.
RIP. Gauri Lankesh.

Ashoke Pandit: First it was Hemant Yadav, Sanjay Pathak, Brajesh Kumar & Rajdeo Rajan & now #Gaurilankesh. Sad #RIP. #SiddhaRammaiya should resign.

Dia Mirza: This is deeply disturbing. Culprits must be found and punished. Gauri Lankesh.

Anubhav Sinha: How weak your argument must be when you have to kill a woman. #GauriLankesh

Saiyami Kher: Lord Ganesh bids us goodbye, watching the death of a gutsy journalist. He must be so glad he's leaving. Gauri Lankesh.

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First Published : Sep 06, 2017 11:40 IST