Senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

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Srinagar: Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari and his PSO were shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside the newspaper’s office here today.

Bukhari was leaving his office in Press Enclave in Lal Chowk for an iftar party when he was shot fatally.

Between 1997 and 2012, Shujaat was a correspondent for “The Hindu” in Srinagar.

Meanwhile in Pulawama in southern Kashmir the body of Aurangzeb, an Army jawan, who was abducted by terrorists when he was heading towards home for Eid, was recovered a few hours later on Thursday (14 June 2018).

Aurangzeb, of 4 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, was posted at the 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Shadimarg in Shopian. He was abducted at Kalampora in Pulwama.

Editorial comment

When Shujaat Bukhari, my colleague in The Hindu, was silenced and shot dead by terrorists in Srinagar, PM Modi had other priorities- one of them was his fitness video. It’s release coincided with the assassination of a highly respected scribe, who was devoted to the nation and cause of Kashmir, and the simultaneous abduction and murder of a brave Indian soldier . Modi’s fitness video is vulgar display of prosperity at State expenses. It stares in the face of the families of our brave soldiers who are laying down their lives fighting terrorists in J&K and millions living below poverty line. When will Modi rise to the occasion. – Lalit Shastri

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