Journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

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Journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

Shujaat Bukhari, editor and owner of "Rising Kashmir" (English) and "Buland Kashmir" (Urdu) was attacked by armed terrorists when he stepped out of his office in Press Enclave in Srinagar city centre Lal Chowk for an Iftar party on Thursday evening.

Bukhari, who was in his 50s, received volley of bullets shattering the window panes of his vehicle and leaving him and the two policemen in a pool of blood.

The 50-year-old journalist was a popular commentator on Indian TV channels.

Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal also castigated the murder of the well known journalist and his guard in Srinagar. My condolences to his family.

"It is also why I will be urging the UN Human Rights Council to consider establishing a commission of inquiry to conduct a comprehensive independent global investigation into allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir", said Zeid. May his soul rest in peace. He died in the line of duty doing what he did best & loved doing - journalism.

The separatist leaders also condemned the killing.

Bukhari, a frequent contributor to the BBC News website, was attacked in his auto near the office of the Rising Kashmir newspaper, which he edited. In a statement, Syed Ali Geelani condemned the killing of Shujaat, saying it goes against "moral and human ethics to kill a person without any justification".

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"Journalists working in Jammu and Kashmir have always been subject to a range of threats".

"He was a fearless heart who fought fearlessly for justice and peace in Jammu & Kashmir", Mr. Gandhi added.

Robert Mohoney, deputy executive director for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) described the killing as a "blatant attack on the freedom of the press". Recent weeks have also seen threats of violence against many journalists in different parts of the country. "The state government and the central government are committed for the freedom of press in the country and the state".

"Terrorism has hit a new low with Shujaat's killing".

"This has devastated the whole journalist fraternity in the region".

After the brutal killing of veteran journalist and editor of Rising Kashmir that shook Kashmir Valley on Thursday, the Jammu and Kashmir police has released the photos of the suspected killers of the veteran scribe on Thursday.

"I'm in complete shock".

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