About Lankesh's murder, Chaturvedi now says, "It has sent shock waves through the fabric of my being".
Activists in the city too prayed for Lankesh saying that they could relate to her ordeal, as they were of the opinion that there is no safety for people who raise their voice against any issue.
The Congress said "muzzling the voice of ordinary citizens and silencing dissent" is the slogan of "New India" under the Modi government.
He stressed that the CBI should conduct the probe, but also said he was convinced that the ongoing investigation had made progress, as Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah had told him. "It is a sad reminder of danger the journalists facing from anti progressive forces", he said. "The Congress government must investigate the matter and book the culprits soon", he said.
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Past year she was found guilty of defaming a lawmaker from Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a 2008 article about alleged corruption. Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy has pointed out that it is premature to hold anyone responsible for the murder and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has announced a special investigation. Most unfortunate. Very alarming.
"We urge the Karnataka government to probe the murder of well known journalist Gauri Lankesh with full seriousness, take the case to its conclusion, arrest the killers and punish them", senior BJP leader and Union Minister Ananth Kumar said at the party headquarters here.
Taking a dig, he said, "Rahul Gandhi must realise that the track record of his party's government in Karnataka on law and order is as dismal and pathetic as his political record".
The SIO Bhatkal unit in the presence of their unit president Zuhair SM and Secretary Abud Asif submitted an memorandum to the Governor of the state through Bhatkal Assistant commissioner (AC) demanding a quick and fair investigation of the case.