Top editor bodies write to Modi, seek investigation into Shujaat Bukhari’s assassination

Srinagar: Two of the major editor bodies of the world have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveying their “grave concern” into the assassination of  journalist Shujaat Bukhari while seeking investigations into the case.

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing “grave concern” over the murder of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari, and asked for a quick and thorough investigation in the case.

Addressed to PM Modi, the letter, written by the presidents of the two organisations on Friday, 15 June, said:

We ask that you take all necessary steps to ensure that local and national authorities carry out a quick and thorough investigation and bring the perpetrators – and masterminds – to justice. We urge you to do everything possible to end the hostile media environment in Jammu and Kashmir so that journalists are able to work without fear of violence,” the portion of the letter reads.

Shujaat Bukhari 50, was assassinated outside his office by unknown gunmen along with two of his PSOs.

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