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Demand for speeding up probe into Gauri Lankesh murder

Demand for speeding up probe into Gauri Lankesh murder

The national award winning actor hit out at PM Modi for being silent on the shocking death of Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru. His remarks are based on PM Modi's silence on the murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh and subsequent character assassination by people he follows on Twitter. Raj was quoted as saying, at the 11th state meet of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) in Bengaluru on Monday, "In UP, we don't know whether he's a Chief Minister or the pujari of a temple". There may not be proof as to who killed Gauri but we can see who is celebrating it and from this we can form an idea of who could have killed her. When I see such actors, I fell like gifting them all my five national awards.

"Some people who are followed by our Prime Minister on Twitter are so brutal, and we have a PM who has closed his eyes to it".

"I am talking to my Prime Minister, and I say your silence is chilling", he continued, " and I have a right to say this".

After this, some of the media outlets claimed that actor Prakash Raj will be protesting against the issue with giving back his national award.

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The actor later tweeted a video statement (watch below) of his clarifying that he channels were wrong to suggest that he had chose to return his National Awards on the matter. I am not such a fool to give back the national awards. I am taken aback by celebrations of an inhuman killing and for the very fact that I have vented out my pain, my anguish towards those people who are celebrating.

In further comments, he had said, "I'm bigger actor than you, don't try to act in front of me, please respect me as an actor".

"I say you keep it". We have people doing such double roles. "We know all those people and their ideology, who were rejoicing the murder of Gauri Lankesh on social media. When you act as if you don't know anything, do you think I or people will buy it?", he added. Every one of us is an ignorant.

The five-time National Award victor must have surely ruffled a few feathers with the speech and it now remains to be seen as to what the outcome of the same will be.