Shujat Bukhari gunned down in Srinagar ,Lashkar-e-Taibaa chief claims Indian agencies involvement in the killing 

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Shujat Bukhari gunned down in Srinagar ,Lashkar-e-Taibaa chief claims Indian agencies involvement in the killing 

Shujat Bukhari’s editor of Rising Kashmir gunned down in Srinagar with his two PSO, Lashkar-e-Taibaa, chief claims Indian agencies involvement in the killing.

Mahmood Shah, Chief Lashkar-e-Taiba, strongly condemned the martyrdom of Shujat Bukhari, a senior journalist, and said that the killing of Shujat Bukhari is a conspiracy hatched to suppress the voice of indigenous freedom struggle.

“The killing of Shujat Bukhari is wrongdoing of India’s secret agencies which is a highly condemnable act. India can never hide its terrorist face from world,” Shah said

Four armed men emptied 2 magazines to silent Kashmir journalist Shujhat Bukhari.

Everyone started running for cover as nobody was able to comprehend the situation. “I thought it were fire crackers set in air by some enthusiastic signalling the sighting of Eid crescent. After brief lull we came to know Shujhat Bukhari, the Editor-in-Chief of Daily Rising Kashmir has been shot,” said an eyewitness.

Shujhat Bukhari as per reports and eyewitness came down from his office to board his vehicle waiting in Press Enclave Srinagar. His security guards were already waiting for him near the vehicle.

Shujaat Bukhari was a Srinagar-based journalist. He was considered an expert on the situation in the Valley, having written columns for some of the most prestigious news organisations in the world.

Shujaat Bukhari was a Srinagar-based journalist. He was considered an expert on the situation in the Valley, having written columns for some of the most prestigious news organisations in the world.

He was the Editor-in-Chief of Rising Kashmir, a Srinagar-based daily.

Shujhat Bukhari did his Masters in Journalism from Ateneo de Manila University, Manila as a fellow of the Asian Centre for Journalism, Singapore.

Shujhat Bukhari was also a fellow at East West Centre at Hawaii, USA. He was a recipient of the World Press Institute (WPI) USA fellowship and Asian Centre for Journalism Singapore fellowship.

He was previously the Kashmir Bureau Chief of The Hindu, a post he held for 15 years. Shujaat had survived three assassination attempts in the past. Bukhari had been under police protection since an attack on him in 2000.

His paper, Rising Kashmir, had been subjected to government censorship on multiple occasions. He was instrumental in organising several conferences for peace in the Kashmir valley.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, former CM Omar Abdullah and others condemned the killing of Shujhat Bukhari. WhatsApp groups operated by journalists were flooded with messages condemning the killing of Bukhari. “It’s a naked terrorism,”

Relatives of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor of Rising Kashmir daily newspaper, mourns after Bukhari was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar

 

 

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