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.
Shujaat Bukhari Shot Dead: Reports
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.
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.
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.”
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2:29 PM, 14 JunJammu and Kashmir CM Condoles Death
2:31 PM, 14 JunHome Minister Rajnath Singh Condemns the Killing
2:33 PM, 14 JunShujaat Had Been Getting Threats: Senior Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai
2:51 PM, 14 JunHere's What We Know So Far
3:11 PM, 14 Jun'Brutal Attack on Freedom of Press', Says I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore
3:16 PM, 14 JunEditors Guild of India Condemns the Assassination of Shujaat Bukhari
3:21 PM, 14 JunThey Fired at Him to Kill Him: Senior Journalist Zaffar Iqbal
3:28 PM, 14 JunHe Died in the Line of Duty: Omar Abdullah
3:35 PM, 14 JunFormer Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain Remembers Bukhari as a 'Friend'
3:55 PM, 14 JunBoth PSOs Have Succumbed to Injuries: SP Vaid
4:41 PM, 14 JunBukhari's Killing Is a 'New Low': Editors Guild
7:04 PM, 14 JunKashmir Police Release Pictures of Bukhari's Killers
10:23 AM, 15 JunWe Have Lost a Precious Person: Mushtaq Ali Ahmad
10:48 AM, 15 JunThis Is a Matter of Concern: Kavinder Gupta, J&K Deputy CM
11:11 AM, 15 JunJ&K Police Releases Photo of 4th Suspect