Fergusson College students condemn Lankesh’s murder 

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 9 September 2017

Students question freedom of expression and hold protest at college premises. 

“Around 150 students studying different streams at Fergusson College, came together at Kimaya in the college premises. We all had tied black ribbons and made several posters condemning the murder of the senior journalist. Then we had a round of discussion, where we expressed our opinions on the issue and the freedom of expression in our country,” said Shweta Patil, one of the coordinators of the protest.

Pune: The students of Fergusson College, on Friday, conducted a protest against the murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh in the college premises.

“Around 150 students studying different streams at Fergusson College, came together at Kimaya in the college premises. We all had tied black ribbons and made several posters condemning the murder of the senior journalist. Then we had a round of discussion, where we expressed our opinions on the issue and the freedom of expression in our country,” said Shweta Patil, one of the coordinators of the protest.

Speaking about the objective behind the protest, Rishabh Anjankar, another coordinator of the protest, said, “The protest was aimed at condemning the murder of activist, journalist and dissenter Gauri Lankesh, to raise a voice in the defence of freedom of expression, agitating against the deteriorating values of democracy and upholding the Constitutional spirit, right to dissent and values of tolerance and rationality.”

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