Mumbai Press Club, in alliance with other media organisations, held a Candle Light Vigil on 6th September seeking justice for, Gauri Lankesh who was shot dead outside her home in Bangalore on Tuesday evening.
President Kumar Ketkar said the entire community should come together to raise their voice. “It is not the murder of Lankesh. It is the murder of her thought process and what she stood for.”
Vice Chairman Ayaz Memon said in a democracy, you should be able to sit across the table and retain your position. “But now there is a threat to everyone who thinks differently. We have to be extremely vigilant.”
Journalist Gurbir Singh, who participated in the Azad Maidan protest, said ideological parameters are being drawn and there is a systematic building up in crushing a journalist. “Earlier there was no social media. Now, it starts on the social media with trolling, abuse, and then there are physical threats and pressure from the management.”