Journalists stage silent sit-in to protest Shujaat Bukhari’s killing

Srinagar: Journalists from different media houses on Tuesday staged silent protest rally to denounce the killing of Shujaat Bukhari, senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Rising Kashmir.

Journalists assembled at Press Enclave here and staged silent protest. They were holding placards which read: “journalism is not a crime, We will protest Shujaat’s killing even if we are alone in this.”

journalists later held a protest march from Press Enclave to historic GhataGhar (Clock Tower) where they also staged silent sit-in.

Joutnalists in Srinagar who participated in silent protest rally were visibly shocked and saddened. Most of them during the protest rally were sharing moments they had spent with Bukhari.

“We are here holding a silent protest against the killing of Shujaat Sahab. Our silent protest is (also) a message that we will continue to perform our professional duties despite all odds,” they said.

Bukhari was shot dead on 14 June 2018 by unidentified gunmen at Press Enclave here. One of his personnel security officers was also killed on the spot, while another died later at the hospital.

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