With the recent murder of the journalist Gauri Lankesh, Actor Prakash Raj has reacted. He threatened to return his five National Awards and also condemned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this case.
The actor said this, while addressing 11th state meet of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI).
“Those who killed Gauri may or may not be traced, but that apart, there is a huge crowd out there enjoying and celebrating on social media. We all know who they are, what their ideology is. Some of those celebrating this ghastly episode are being followed by none other than Mr. Modi himself. I’m worried about the PM’s silence. where is our country is headed to?”, added the actor.
Lankesh was murdered near her Bengaluru home on September 5. Prakash Raj was a close friend of the journalist and an ardent admirer of her father, P Lankesh.