Shujaat Bukhari Assassination Was a Terror Attack, Say J&K Cops

Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bhukhari and PSOs, Constables Hamid Chaudhary & Mumtaz Awan were shot dead on 14 June.

Updated19 Jun 2018, 03:55 AM IST
India
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Shujaat Bukhari Shot Dead: Reports

2:29 PM, 14 Jun
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Jammu and Kashmir CM Condoles Death

2:31 PM, 14 Jun
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh Condemns the Killing

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called the attack on Shujaat Bukhari an act of cowardice. In a tweet he said:

BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav called the act reprehensible.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed grief and shock at the brutal killing of Bukhari.

2:33 PM, 14 Jun
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Shujaat Had Been Getting Threats: Senior Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai

Prominent journalist Rajdeep Sardesai reacted to the death and said, "Over a period of time, Shujaat had been getting threats like many journalists in the Kashmir valley have."

He said, "In the case of journalists in the Kashmir valley, other journalists have also been targeted. Shujaat was a voice of sanity amidst the madness for a long time. He spoke out on issues with the same voice. He spoke out against the govt in Delhi and Kashmir, but he also spoke out about violence in the valley."

"A lot of his work was going into covering human rights violations. A lot of the work Rising Kashmir does covers human rights violations. Especially the role of the army," said Sardesai.

2:47 PM, 14 Jun

Bukhari's Colleagues Mourn His Death

Colleagues and people from the media fraternity took to Twitter to mourn Bukhari’s death as soon as news of his death surfaced.

Senior journalist Suhasini Haider tweeted, “We have all lost a battle today.”

Senior journalist Shekhar Gupta has called Bukhari’s death a loss for all Kashmiris, India and the entire journalist community.

Senior journalist Iftikhar Gilani told ANI, “Had a conversation with him just 20 minutes before the incident. It's really shocking.This is the situation of journalists in Kashmir. All those who have blood in their hands should be introspected.”


Published: 14 Jun 2018, 02:22 PM IST
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