इंडियन आवाज़     22 Mar 2019 03:16:42      انڈین آواز

Journalist bodies outraged over murder of Shujaat Bukhari

DUJ demands probe into murder of Shujaat Bukhari


Several Journalist organisations have expressed deep shock and outrage over murder of well known Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar today.

The Indian Women’s Press Corps, Press Association and Federation of Press Clubs of India expressed their deep shock and outrage at the brazen murder of senior journalist and editor of Rising Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari.

As per reports Mr Bukhari was shot at by unidentified gunmen in Srinagar’s Press Enclave area on the evening of June 14. He had been given security cover in 2000 after repeated assassination attempts.

The two security guards accompanying him are also said to be critical.

Shujaat Bukhari; Journalist Par Excellence

Mr Bukhari was a respected journalist known for his wide range of analytical writings on Kashmir. He used to contribute to many journals and magazines. He was the Bureau Chief of the Hindu.

It may be recalled Mr Bukhari continued to write actively despite the death threats issued to him. His murder can only be viewed as yet another attempt to muzzle the media and the freedom of the press in the valley.

We demand that the dastardly forces responsible for his killing should be brought to book by the Jammu and Kashmir government at the earliest. We also express our deep condolences to the family members and friends of Mr Bukhari.

DUJ demands probe into murder of Shujaat Bukhari


The Delhi Union of Journalists expresses deep shock, anger and anguish at the assassination of Shujaat Bukhari, outstanding journalist and editor of The Rising Kashmir.

Bukhari was killed in Shrinagar this evening at point blank range when he stepped out of his office. An evil message has been sent out by this murder on the eve of Eid.

Bukhari’s security personnel were also shot, one lies dead while another is critically injured. These killings spotlight the deep insecurity of life in Kashmir today and the urgent need for a political resolution to the conflict.

The DUJ calls for an immediate investigation into the murder of Bukhari and the forces and motives behind it, so that other journalists are not exposed to similar attacks. DUJ salutes the courage of fellow journalists in Kashmir who continue to pursue the profession in the face of utmost danger. Their voices must not be silenced.

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