SHILLONG, Sept 7 - Shillong Press Club (SPC) and Meghalaya Electronic Media Association today held a candle-lit vigil at Khyndailad (Police Bazaar) in memory of slain journalist, Gauri Lankesh.
Several people joined the vigil in memory of the journalist. SPC also expressed shock at the murder and said the incident is saddening that a fellow journalist was killed in this fashion.
�While praying for her eternal peace, SPC extends its solidarity with bereaved family members, friends and well wishers and urge the powers that be to ensure that justice is delivered�, SPC said in a resolution.
PTI adds: All Manipur Working Journalists� Union (AMWJU), the apex body of Manipur-based journalists, today joined the nation-wide protest against the killing of senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh.
During a sit-in protest held today afternoon at Manipur Press Club, AMWJU President W Shyamjai while strongly condemning the killing said the attack is tantamount to breach of freedom of expression guaranteed in the Constitution.
He maintained that in a democratic country, the fourth estate plays an important role in discharging unbiased information to the public and works to bring a transparent government adding such unfortunate incidents are not limited to a particular State but the whole country.
Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot multiple times from close range in front of her Bengaluru residence on Tuesday by unidentified assailants who then fled on a bike.
Media body Editors� Guild Manipur too condemned the incident. The Guild, in a press statement, expressed shock over the murder and recalled the scribe as a fearless journalist for her views in her daily.