Here's her tweet:
#Gauri Lankesh shot dead outside her home.Shocking Devastating. Dabholkar Pansare Kalburgi Culprits must be punished— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) September 5, 2017
Actresses like Dia Mirza, Saiyami Kher, Richa Chadha and Sonam Kapoor also paid their condolences to Gauri Lankesh.
Sonam is 'deeply sad and angered' with the murder. She tweeted:
Deeply saddened & angered by the #GauriLankeshMurder. It's time we silence violent ideologies & bring the criminals to justice.— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) September 6, 2017
Here's what Richa Chadha tweeted:
If you have to resort to murder over a difference of opinion,you are afraid.This is Taliban-esque.WE BECOME WHAT WE HATE#RipGauriLankesh— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) September 6, 2017
Dia Mirza replied to Shabana Azmi's tweet:
Saiyami Kher tweeted:
Shabana Azmi's husband poet lyricist Javed Akhtar also condemned Gauri Lankesh's murder:
Dhabolkar , Pansare, Kalburgi , and now Gauri Lankesh . If one kind of people are getting killed which kind of people are the killers .— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) September 5, 2017
Another liberal, rational voice snuffed out by "unidentified assailants". Gauri Lankesh RIP. Dabholkar, Kalburgi, Pansare. Who killed them?— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) September 5, 2017
Here's what Farhan Akhtar tweeted:
Shameful.. what kind of society are we becoming?? Deepest condolences to the family and hope justice is delivered soon. https://t.co/OTh49Gztz8— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 6, 2017
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur tweeted and wrote: "To kill someone for their views is not Democracy, its beginnings of a Banana Republic, where violence speaks louder than words."
To kill someone for their views is not Democracy, its beginnings of a Banana Republic, where violence speaks louder than words #GauriLankesh— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) September 6, 2017
Farah Khan's husband Shirish Kunder wrote a powerful message that read : "When "intellectual" becomes an abuse, words are replied with bullets. RIP Gauri Lankesh."
When "intellectual" becomes an abuse, words are replied with bullets.— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) September 5, 2017
Gauri Lankesh, 55, was the daughter of P Lankesh, a leading Kannada journalist who founded the Kannada weekly tabloid Lankesh Patrike. Ms Lankesh's siblings - Kavitha and Indrajit Lankesh are film and theatre personalities. She was well known for openly expressing her pro-Naxal and Leftist views.