Condemnation of the killing of Ms Gauri Lankesh – Senior woman journalist
The Karnataka Region Catholic Bishops’ Conference strongly condemns the brutal and cowardly murder of Ms Gauri Lankesh, editor of the Kannada weekly Lankesh Patrike. She was a person brave and courageous , ready to express her views regarding the social situations. She wrote convincingly risking her life for the truth she held as proper and just. She joins the stalwarts like Narendra the dhabolkar, Govind Pansare, M M Kalburgi. She will be remember forever for the courage she manifested.
Human hatred does not have any special place in new India. We need love, peace and harmony in the country and we appeal all our leaders and people to project this ideology. We stand with our Prime Minster Narendra Modi who in his Independence Day speech said “ violence has no place in free India.” Let us join together to advocate this peace and non violence in our beloved country India.
The Catholic Church along with the Archbishop and the Bishops prays for peace , harmony and non violence. We pray that the Divine Light may have its victory over the darkness prevailing. We express our deep condolences to the family of Ms Gauri Lankesh and pray that the Lord of peace may shower his plentiful blessings on them and on our beloved country India.
Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras,
Archbishop of Bangalore
President, Karnataka United Christian Forum for Human Rights (KUCFHR),
President, Karnataka Region Catholic Bishops’ Council (KRCBC),