SRINAGAR: Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister, Mehbooa Mufti strongly condemned the killing of veteran journalist and Editor of daily Rising Kashmir, Dr. Syed Shujaat Bukhari, who was killed this evening at his office in Srinagar.
In a condolence message, the they described the killing of Bukhari as highly barbaric, deplorable and condemnable.
“His killing today has only established that violence cannot stand the scrutiny of logic and rationality, she said in her statement adding the whole State today stands in unanimity in condemning this inhuman act of savagery”.
Mehbooba said the role and contribution rendered by Shujaat Bukhari in institutionalisation the media here has become part of the journalistic history of the State.
“One would always see him raising issues of common cause concerning people. He would often fight for the issues of people through his columns and various discussions but alas this voice of people stands silenced today brutally”, she added in her message.
She visited the Hospital and paid her respects to the departed soul and conveyed her heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family particularly his parents, wife and two kids.