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Rising Kashmir Editor shot and killed in Srinagar, media fraternity shocked

Srinagar: The Editor of Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari, on Thursday, was shot by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar, a day before Eid and few minutes before Iftiyar. Bukhari succumbed to his injuries and was declared ‘brought dead’ at the hospital.

He is said to have received multiple bullets in the head and abdomen. He was accompanied by his driver and Personal Security Officer (PSO), who are critical.

Bukhari was a vocal advocate for the rights of Kashmiris and defended the rights on Indian and International Television. A veteran journalist and the editor of Srinagar based Rising Kashmir, he previously worked as Bureau Chief of The Hindu for 15 years.

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