The Congress on Thursday said he was anguished to hear about the killing of senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari, with party President Rahul Gandhi terming him "a brave heart who fought fearlessly for justice and peace".
The party also sought swift action to apprehend those responsible.
"I'm anguished to hear about the killing of Shujaat Bukhari, editor of @RisingKashmir.
Bukhari, the Editor-in-Chief of English daily "Rising Kashmir", was on Thursday shot dead by militants outside his office in Srinagar, police said.
"Anguished beyond words. Security situation in J&K has hit its nadir. Demand the Centre to take swift action to nab the killers. They can silence us but not our thoughts," he said in a tweet.
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