Rising Kashmir’s editor, Shujaat Bukhari shot dead outside his office in Press Enclave, Lal Chauk. According to report, 3 unidentified gunmen shot indiscriminately on his car leaving his driver and PSO dead.
CM Mehbooba Mufti has also condemned 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.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) June 14, 2018
Home Minister Rajnath Singh also wrote on Twitter and called it an act of cowardice.
The killing of @RisingKashmir editor, Shujaat Bukhari is an act of cowardice. It is an attempt to silence the saner voices of Kashmir. He was a courageous and fearless journalist. Extremely shocked & pained at his death. My thoughts and prayers are with his bereaved family.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) June 14, 2018