Bharat Jodo Yatra: Family members of Gauri Lankesh march with Rahul Gandhi | India News - News Beasts

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Family members of Gauri Lankesh march with Rahul Gandhi | India News

NEW DELHI: As Congress continued its Bharat Jodo Yatra in Karnataka, party leader Rahul Gandhi was joined on Friday by slain journalist Gauri Lankesh’s sister Kavita and mother Indira.
Senior journalist and Bangalore-based activist Gauri Lankesh was murdered outside her Rajarajeshwari Nagar residence on September 5, 2017. Assailants on a motorcycle fired several shots at her before fleeing as she was about to enter her home after returning from work.

The prosecution has in its charge claimed that Lankesh’s murder has connections with the assassination of Kannada writer MM Kalburgi and the murders of Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar in Maharashtra.
18 accused of an extremist right-wing group Sanatan Sanstha are facing charges under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the KCOCA and the Arms Act. The Sanstha has denied involvement in the murders.

Congress was on their 28th day of the march that started in Tamil Nadu, entering Karnataka last week. Gandhi walked with Kavita and Indira on Friday, the eigth day of the yatra’s Karnataka leg.
Gandhi shared the photo of him marching alongside Lankesh’s family, saying he stands with her and countless others who “represent the true spirit of India”. Gandhi can be seen holding Gauri’s mother’s Indira’s hand in the photo.

He said the Bharat Jodo Yatra is the voice of people like Lankesh and that can never be silenced. “Gauri stood for Truth, Gauri stood for Courage, Gauri stood for Freedom. I stand for Gauri Lankesh and countless others like her, who represent the true spirit of India,” said the tweet.
The 3,570-km-long Bharat Jodo Yatra began from Kanyakumari on September 8. It has so far covered hundreds of kilometres across the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.

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