The brutal killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh needs to be condemned in strongest terms.
The state government must ensure that the guilty are brought to book and both centre and state must ensure adequate protection for the fourth estate.
A free press is essential for the success of any democracy. India has become a global icon of democracy but killings like these raise doubts about the real freedom to speak out. If we disagree we should debate and engage in dialogue but this cowardly killing is killing of Indian democracy and we must condemn it.