RSS Leaders Pay Tribute to Slain Right-Wing Critic Gauri Lankesh
A grieving Kavitha Lankesh, Gauri Lankesh’s sister.
A grieving Kavitha Lankesh, Gauri Lankesh’s sister.(Photo: PTI)

RSS Leaders Pay Tribute to Slain Right-Wing Critic Gauri Lankesh

Journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead last month, figured among those who were offered tributes by the RSS for their work for the society on Thursday.

A gathering of RSS leaders drawn from across the country, including its chief Mohan Bhagwat, paid homage to Lankesh, former ISRO Chairperson U R Rao and other eminent personalities from various walks of life at the Sangh's annual 'Diwali Baithak'.

Yakshagana artiste Chittani Ramachandra Hegde was among those remembered at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini Mandal meeting.

"There is a long list of people from various walks of life who were paid tributes at the RSS meeting. It also includes the name of Gauri Lankesh," RSS Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya told PTI.

Lankesh, a vocal critic of right wing outfits, was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru on September 5. Her murder led to outrage and protests across the country.

The Sangh will discuss the state of the economy and issues like exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar and violence by cow vigilantes in the three-day meeting which began on Thursday.