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Tributes To Slain Journalist Gauri Lankesh Paid By RSS Leaders:- The tributes to deceased Journalist Gauri Lankesh were offered by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday at its annual “Diwali Baithak”.
The RSS leaders drawn from across the country, including its chief Mohan Bhagwat, former ISRO Chairperson U R Rao and other eminent personalities from various walks of life formed a gathering to pay homage to Lankesh, a vocal critic of right wing outfits. Lankesh figured among those who were offered tributes by the RSS for their work for the society.
"There is a long list of people from various walks of life who were paid tributes at the RSS meeting. It also includes the name of Gauri Lankesh," RSS Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya told a leading news papers. He did not elaborate.
Early this week, a “healthy discussion and debate on issues concerning the society” was called on by the RSS in its national executive meeting at Bhopal, in an apparent message to camp followers and adversaries to reduce the decibel level of exchanges.
“It is perfectly fine to hold on to one’s ideological position and views. But this should not degenerate to trading abuses (gali galoj nahin hona chahiye),” RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale told reporters.
On September 5, Lankesh was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru. Her murder led to outrage and protests across the country.