SRINAGAR: The resistance leadership has condemned the killing of Shujaat Bukhari – the editor of daily Rising Kashmir – by unknown gunmen on Thursday evening at press enclave here.
In a statement, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani said it is against the moral and human ethics to kill a person without any justification.
He prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed condolence with the bereaved family.
Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz tweeted: “Deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic news of Shujaat Bukhari’s killing! Such inhumanity is unpardonable and condemned in the strongest terms! Proud son of the soil his death is a huge loss, Shujaat was an erudite intellectual a fearless journalist and above all a selfless.”
“human deeply concerned for his people. My heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family. Pray to almighty for his magfirat and place in Jannat,” Mirwaiz wrote in another tweet.
Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement condemned the “brutal” killing of Shujaat Bukhari.
Terming the attack as barbaric, gruesome and direct assault on freedom of speech and expression, Malik said, “Kashmir has today lost a balanced voice at the hands of ruthless assailants and this is a moment of mourning for all of us.”
Praying for heavenly abode of the deceased journalist, JKLF chairman expressed condolence with the bereaved family.
Muslim League chairman Mushtaq-ul-Islam in a statement disapproved and condemned the killing of Shujaat Bukhari.
“Innocent killings can in no case serve any purpose. We are living in war like situation and it is very unfortunate that people are either killed for pursuing freedom mission or for their particular political ideologies,” he said.
He said in an armed confrontation between warring groups, casualties are expected. “However, killing innocents neither serves any purpose for movement, nor does it suit our ethical values,” Mushtaq-ul-Islam added.