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RSS leaders pay tributes to slain journalist Gauri Lankesh

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead last month, figured among those who were today offered tributes by the for their work for the society.

A gathering of leaders drawn from across the country, including its chief Mohan Bhagwat, paid homage to Lankesh, former ISRO Chairperson U R Rao and other eminent personalities fron various walks of life at the Sangh's annual 'Baithak'.

Yakshagana artiste Chittani Ramachandra Hegade was among those remembered at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini Mandal meeting.

"There is a long list of people from various walks of life who were paid tributes at the meeting. It also includes the name of Gauri Lankesh," RSS Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya told PTI.

He did not elaborate.

Lankesh, a vocal critic of right wing outfits, was shot dead outside her home in on September 5. Her led to outrage and protests across the country.

The Sangh will discuss the state of the economy and issues like exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar and violence by cow vigilantes at the three-day meeting which began today.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 20:13 IST