Kashmiri Journalist Shujaat Bukhari Shot Dead | CNN News18

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Giugno 14, 2018

Veteran journalist and Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari and his PSO were shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside the newspaper's office in the heart of this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, police officials said today.

The condition of the two injured in the shooting, which comes a day ahead of Eid, is critical, they said.

India's Interior Minister Rajnath Singh described him as a courageous and fearless journalist. Extremely shocked & pained at his death.

As the news of his cold-blooded killing spread, social media reacted with surprise and disgust about the cowardly act as politicians, journalists and common people expressed their condolences and condemnation at the barbaric act.

Police sources told Free Press Kashmir that he has died.

Senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari has been shot dead by three bike-borne terrorists outside his office in Srinagar. "My thoughts and prayers are with his bereaved family".

During the incident, one personal security officer of Bukhari was killed and other got injured.

"We're deeply dismayed to hear about the killing of Shujaat Bukhari, editor of @RisingKashmir". I strongly condemn this act of mindless violence & pray for his soul to rest in peace.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti visited the family journalist Shujaat Bukhari. "Justice will be done", Mehbooba said.

Frontline Editor R Vijaysankar said Bukhari's shocking demise was a great loss to the world of journalism.

Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah wrote: "Shocked beyond words. Forces inimical to restoring peace in Kashmir Valley have silenced a voice of reason, logic and peace", the Press Club said in a statement. He was also part of the Track II process with Pakistan.

According to some media reports, Bukhari was in his auto when "terrorists attacked" him leaving him and his PSO injured.

This is the first attack on a journalist in a long time in Kashmir which has been facing severe attacks on civilians and security personnel in the recent past.

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