Shujaat Bukhari Defended Journalism, Human Rights In Last Twitter Posts

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Srinagar:  Hours before he fell to the bullets of unidentified gunmen, Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari had vigorously defended his work on Twitter when some Delhi-based journalists accused him of doing “biased” reportage on Kashmir, and had posted the UN report on alleged human rights violations in the valley.   

One of his last tweets read: “First-ever @UNHumanRights report on #Kashmir calls for #international inquiry into multiple violations”.

Mr Bukhari, who had a distinguishable tall frame and husky voice, said in another tweet, “In #Kashmir we have done Journalism with pride and will continue to highlight what happens on ground.”

As the news of his cold-blooded killing spread, social media reacted with surprise and disgust about the cowardly act as politicians, journalists and common people expressed their condolences and condemnation at the barbaric act.

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