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'Rising Kashmir' hits stands with Shujaat pic in black background

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

English newspaper 'Rising Kashmir' published its daily edition today even after losing its Shujaat yesterday in an assassination which also left two of his two personal security officers (PSOs) dead.

and his two were shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside Rising office in Press Enclave near the city centre Lal Chowk here in shortly before the 'Iftaar' yesterday evening.

is survived by his wife and one son and a daughter.

Rising hit the stands this morning with its front page carrying the full-page photograph of its late in black background.

The page also carried the message that the paper would not be cowed down.

You left all too sudden but you will always be our leading light with your professional conviction and exemplary courage. We won't be cowed down by the cowards who snatched you from us. We will uphold your principle of telling the truth howsoever unpleasant it may be...Rest in peace! the paper said.

Former said publishing the daily despite Bukhari's killing is the most fitting tribute to him as it was what the late would have wanted to.

The show must go on. As Shujaat would have wanted it to. This is today's @RisingKashmir issue. That Shujaat's colleagues were able to bring out the paper in the face of insurmountable grief is a testament to their professionalism & the most fitting tribute to their late boss, Omar wrote on while sharing a picture of the front page of the paper.

Bukhari's killing has evoked widespread condemnations in and from across the country.

N N Vohra has conveyed shock and grief on the gruesome killing of Bukhari. Recalling Bukhari's standing as a veteran journalist, the described his murder as a big loss to the

In a message, Vohra has prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss. The also called Bukhari's brother and to convey his heartfelt sympathy.

has also strongly condemned the killing of the veteran In a condolence message, the described the killing of Bukhari as highly barbaric, deplorable and condemnable.

His killing has only established that violence cannot stand the scrutiny of logic and rationality. The whole state stands in unanimity in condemning this inhuman act of savagery, Mehbooba said in the statement.

She said the role and contribution rendered by Bukhari in institutionalisation of the media here has become part of the journalistic history of the state.

One would always see him raising issues of common cause concerning people. He would often fight for the issues of people through his columns and various discussions but alas this voice of people stands silenced today brutally, Mehbooba said.

The chief minister visited the hospital where Bukhari was taken after the attack and paid her respects to the departed soul. She also conveyed her heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family particularly his parents, wife and two kids.

The separatists have also condemned his killing terming it barbaric and unpardonable.

Bukhari will be laid to rest in his ancestral village in Kreeri in north Kashmir's district today. His funeral prayers will be held at 11 am.

Bukhari is the fourth to be killed by militants in the nearly three-decade-long violence in Kashmir. In 1991, the of 'Alsafa', Mohammed Shaban Vakil, was killed by militants of Hizbul Muahideen.

Former Yussuf Jameel escaped with when a bomb exploded in his office in 1995, but ANI cameramen lost his life in the incident.

Later, on January 31, 2003, Parvaz Mohammed Sultan, of NAFA, was shot dead by at his Press Enclave office.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, June 15 2018. 09:20 IST
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