‘Gauri Lankesh was not anti-Hindu’

Thiruvananthapuram: Filmmaker said that her sister was not anti-Hindu, but was against Hindutva. Lankesh was speaking after receiving Dr N M Mohammed Ali Endowment Award 2018, instituted by Kerala gazetted officers association on behalf of her late sister here on Friday.
The film maker said that it was a cruel irony that the operation to kill Gauri was titled ‘Operation Amma’ as Gauri, though did not have a child of her own, was mother to several children including young activists like Umar Khalid, Kanhaiya Kumar and Shehla Rashid.

Lankesh received award from Chalachitra Academy chairman and film director Kamal. “As a writer and journalist, Gauri worked fearlessly. She is a model for journalists,” said.

Veteran journalist Gouridasan Nair delivered a talk on the challenges faced by democratic India. tnn

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