Srinagar: An editor of a local newspaper was shot dead by a group of unidentified men on Thursday. The editor of Rising Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari was fired from close range by terrorists in the Press Colony area here, police said.
Shocked & deeply saddened by sudden demise of Shujaat Bukhari. The scourge of terror has reared its ugly head on the eve of Eid. Strongly condemn this act of mindless violence & pray for his soul to rest in peace. Deepest condolences to his family: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti(File Pic) pic.twitter.com/kkwBzn5nSB— ANI (@ANI) June 14, 2018
This is really shocking. He came to meet me a few days back. This is upsetting: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti on editor of Rising Kashmir newspaper Shujaat Bukhari shot dead by terrorists in Press Colony in Srinagar city. pic.twitter.com/vKY80149iQ
— ANI (@ANI) June 14, 2018
I’m anguished to hear about the killing of Shujaat Bukhari, editor of @RisingKashmir. He was a brave heart who fought fearlessly for justice and peace in Jammu & Kashmir. My condolences to his family. He will be missed.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 14, 2018
Bukhari was given police protection since an attack on him in 2000.
Killing of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari is act of cowardice. It is an attempt to silence the saner voices of Kashmir. He was a courageous and fearless journalist. Extremely shocked & pained. My thoughts and prayers are with his bereaved family:HM Rajnath Singh (file pic) pic.twitter.com/wZJx1IvFBp— ANI (@ANI) June 14, 2018