Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar
Shujaat Bukhari, veteran journalist and the editor-in-chief of Rising Kashmir, was shot dead Thursday. He was attacked outside his office in Press Colony, Srinagar and took multiple bullets.
Two personal security officers also succumbed to injury, according to media reports. Bukhari was under police protection since an attack on him in 2000.
The killing came as a deep shock to the journalist fraternity. Even those outside condemned it widely, including Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and other politicians.
Terrorism has hit a new low with Shujaat’s killing. That too, on the eve of Eid. We must unite against forces seeking to undermine our attempts to restore peace. Justice will be done. https://t.co/8oCNXan13L— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) June 14, 2018
Even in the last tweet he put out he was defending himself, his colleagues & his profession. He died in the line of duty doing what he did best & loved doing - journalism. #ShujaatBukhari https://t.co/xEA2hg2xp1— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 14, 2018
Shocked to hear of the killing of the editor of Rising Kashmir #ShujaatBukhari (@bukharishujaat)! Yet another senior journalist shot dead! Bring the killers to justice! Save India's journalists, fight for a free press! #ShujaatBukhari #GauriLankesh— Dipankar (@Dipankar_cpiml) June 14, 2018
Shocked to hear about d attack on d Editor-in-Chief of Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar. Reprehensible n condemnable cowardly act of d terrorists— Ram Madhav (@rammadhavbjp) June 14, 2018
We're deeply dismayed to hear about the killing of Shujaat Bukhari, editor of @RisingKashmir. He was a brave and outspoken voice for justice and equality in Jammu and Kashmir.— Amnesty India (@AIIndia) June 14, 2018
Assassination of #ShujaatBukhari is a brutal attack on freedom of press. A cowardly and deplorable act of terror. Our fearless media is one of the greatest strength of our democracy and we are committed to provide a safe and conducive working environment to media persons.— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) June 14, 2018
The Editors Guild of India unequivocally condemns the assassination of Rising Kashmir Editor Shujaat Bukhari. This is a grave attack on press freedom and democratic voices. We will be issuing a more detailed statement soon— Editors Guild of India (@IndEditorsGuild) June 14, 2018