BENGALURU: Social activists on Monday pulled up the state government for the delay in identifying the persons behind the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh.At an event organised for the inauguration of the Gauri Memorial Trust, activist Teesta Setalvad said there was a need to question the Karnataka government regarding progress made in the murder probe. “What is happening with the probe? Who are the killers? These should be made public and we cannot afford a culture of silence,” she said.
Criticising the BJP for “sowing communal discord” in the state ahead of the Assembly elections, she said divisive tactics are being employed in different parts of the state to create violence.The trust was set up under the leadership of freedom fighter H S Doreswamy, with writer Devanuru Mahadeva, activists Teesta Setalvad, Chukki Nanjundswamy and others as members.The activists will also take out a protest rally to the Chief Minister’s residence on Tuesday demanding the arrest of the culprits behind Gauri’s murder.