This is Not My India, Says AR Rahman On Gauri Lankesh’s Murder

The Karnataka government on Friday announced Rs 10 lakh reward to anyone who provides clues about the killing of senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh.

MUMBAI: Music maestro A R Rahman has condemned the killing of senior journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, saying the current scenario does not represent the India he knows.

AR Rahman, whose film ‘One Heart’ will be out soon, said he wanted India to be progressive and kind.Rahman said, “I am so so sad about that”. I hope these things don’t happen in India. If these things happen in India, then it is not my India.

The Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh known for her left-leaning outlook and forthright views on Hindutva politics, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at her house in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

The movie is based on Rahman’s concert tour across 14 North American cities, which includes footage of the composer and his band members during the gigs and rehearsals.

The film will released on Friday in Hindi, English and Tamil.The Karnataka government on Friday announced Rs 10 lakh reward to anyone who provides clues about the killing of senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh.

The announcement was made by Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, a day after the city police asked public to share any information that they may have in connection with the case through a specific phone number and e-mail id.

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