Srinagar, June 15: Thousands of mourners on Friday attended the funeral of senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief of English daily “Rising Kashmir” Shujaat Bukhari at his ancestral hometown of Kreeri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Three motorcycle-borne gunmen killed Bukhari and two of his security guards as he boarded his car in the Press Enclave in Srinagar at around 7.15 p.m. on Wednesday to reach home in time for iftar.
The news of Bukhari’s death sent shockwaves across the political and media spectrum.
The Editors Guild of India condemned the “dastardly attack” on Bukhari, calling it a “new low.”
Militant groups condemned the killing while demanding an international probe into the attack.