‘Rising Kashmir’ editor Shujaat Bukhari shot dead
SRINAGAR: Senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Srinagar on Thursday evening.
Shujaat Bhukari, the editor of “Rising Kashmir” was attacked when he had just stepped out of his office in Press Colony in the city. He was reportedly hit by multiple bullets fired at a close range. Two security guards protecting him were also shot at and are critical.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah expressed their shock on Twitter.
Shocked & deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Shujaat Bukhari. The scourge of terror has reared its ugly head on the eve of Eid. I strongly condemn this act of mindless violence & pray for his soul to rest in peace. My deepest condolences to his family, CM tweeted.
Former Chief minister Omar Abdullah also expressed shock.
“inna lilahi wa inna illahi rajiuun. Shocked beyond words. May Shujaat find place in Jannat & May his loved ones find strength at this difficult time,’’ Omar tweeted.