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),