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.
This is the first attack on a journalist in a long time in Kashmir and has shaken the entire fraternity.
“This is an attack on the freedom of press,” said Anuradha Jamwal, Executive Editor, Kashmir Times.
Shujaat Bukhari was given police protection since an attack on him in 2000.
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…