Silencing voices of reason on its streets with choppers and bullets has become a quotidian reality in India. With surgical precision, the right wing is silencing their critics one by one. The cold-blooded murder of senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh is definitely not an isolated incident therefore. Most unfortunately, she is the latest in the long list of those who succumbed to the bullets of intolerance. In recent past, in much the same way, Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, and M.M. Kalburgi had faced the wrath of bigots.
A most unfortunate turn of events has unfolded over the past couple of days with The Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd. filing a complaint with the District Police Chief, Kozhikode City, regarding an article published by Bodhi Commons.