SHILLONG, Sep 06: The Meghalaya Editors and Publishers Association (MEPA) has strongly condemned the dastardly killing of a senior lady Kanada journalist of Bengaluru, Ms Gauri Lankhesh, by some alleged anti-social fringe elements of some political organisations or some other organisations which were uncomfortable with her crusade criticisms in the media against their nefarious activities perpetrated in society.
“Those who did the act should have desisted from such a heinous crime and they should have given adequate clarifications against the criticisms by the lady journalist in the media, not by taking away her life,” MEPA general secretary, Philip Marwein said in a release issued on Wednesday.
He added that this type of act is cowardice and savagery not fit for civilized society. MEPA has appealed to the criminals to stop this kind of act in future and own up responsibility and give up themselves to the custodians of the law. “For how long can they hide from the law of the land?” MEPA questioned.
MEPA has deeply mourned the death of this illustrious and courageous journalist of Karnataka and the journalist fraternity of India has lost one of the best journalists, a place which will be difficult to fill up.
MEPA, with a heavy heart has also extended its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of the journalist.