ONE MORE progressive intellectual who stood for secular democratic values is felled by the bullets of Manuvadi fascists who are engaged in destroy whatever democratic voices are raised in the society. Gouri Lankesh, editor of Gauri Lankesh Patrike, like Dhabolkar, Pansare and Kulburgi earlier, is killed by RSS assassins on 5th Sept evening since she was part of the people’s movements against all hues of communal fascists, who are working overtime to impose Brahminical hegemony and decadent monistic culture, as part of dragging Indian society to the dark middle ages. CPI(ML) Red Star expresses its severe condemnation of this dastardly killing and firmly stands with all democratic forces to fight against these dark forces
In continuation to the national and international level protests against the brutal killing of Gouri Lankesh on 5th September night, a massive Protest Rally was organized demanding the immediate arrest of the killers on 12.09.2017 at Freedom Park, Bangaluru, with thousands of people participating. Many eminent democrats and left forces along with thousands of social activists attended. It has strengthened the voice of the progressive forces and was a warning to the forces of darkness. It declared that people should not be taken for granted. It also inspires further action by the progressive forces.
The investigation in to the murder case of Gauri Lankesh like that of Kalburgi is not advancing as the Congress government is afraid of extending the investigation to the RSS parivar which only has antagonism against these progressive democrats. The RSS has penetrated the police and other state forces to turn things in its favor as proved in the release of RSS culprits in the Malegaon case. RSS is a pseudo-cultural, communal fascist organization which utilize terror to maim its opponents. It has well trained killers to execute opponents and to terrorize the society as proved vividly from the partition days. So more militant people’s actions are needed to force the lethargic government to speed up the investigation and to extend it to RSS, the only organization which has hatred towards Gouri like democrats.
General Secretary, CPI(ML) Red Star
6th September 2017