Shujaat Bukhari assassination: Newspapers in Srinagar publish without editorials to protest killing

Srinagar

Days after the murder of ‘Rising Kashmir’ editor Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar on June 14, all the prominent newspapers published outside his office from Srinagar on Tuesday left the space for editorial blank in protest against the killing.

This came a day after journalists in Srinagar organised a silent march to protest the murder.

The decision to leave the space blank was taken in a meeting of Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG). KEG which met here on Monday afternoon decided to lodge a strong protest against the killing of the scribe.

The editor’s body decided to leave the space for editorials blank so that the anger against the killing is registered.

Notably, Shujaat had just emerged from his office and got into a car on the evening of June 14 when unknown assailants on a motorcycle shot him and his two security guards. While Bukhari and one guard died instantly, the other officer succumbed later that evening.

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