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Politicos condemn killing of Shujaat Bukhari, call it 'cowardice act'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

While the entire is in a state of shock over the killing of veteran Shujaat Bukhari, the political leaders also came forth to express grief over the incident.

Bukhari, the of the daily was shot dead by terrorists near Press Colony in and Kashmir's on Thursday.

and while denouncing the "mindless" killing recalled her meeting with the renowned a few days ago.

"This is really shocking. He came to meet me a few days back. This is upsetting," the told media.

Mehboob met the family of Bukhari and expressed her condolences to the kin of the deceased.

Echoing the similar sentiments, took to and termed the incidence as an "act of cowardice".

"Killing of is an act of cowardice. It is an attempt to silence the saner voices of Kashmir. He was a courageous and fearless Extremely shocked & pained. My thoughts and prayers are with his bereaved family," Singh tweeted.

of Youth Affairs and Sports told ANI that the media is free in and the state and central government are committed for the freedom of the press.

"This is a shameful act. Media is free in The and the central government are committed for the freedom of the press in the country and the state," Rathore said.

too expressed grief over the death of the journalist and said Bukhari was fearlessly fighting for peace in and Kashmir.

"I am anguished to hear about the killing of Shujaat Bukhari, of He was a brave heart who fought fearlessly for justice and peace in Jammu & Kashmir. My condolences to his family. He will be missed," he tweeted.

Bukhari, an of Rising Kashmir newspaper, was shot dead by terrorists in Press Colony in Jammu and Kashmir's today evening when he stepped out of his office for an

During the incident, one was killed and other got injured. Bukhari was given police protection since an attack on him in 2000.

Police investigating in the case is underway.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 22:35 IST