Srinagar: The Editor of Daily Rising Kashmir and renowned Kashmiri journalist, Shujaat Bukhari shot dead outside his office at Press Avenue in Srinagar, Newsone Reported.
The deceased received multiple bullets in his head and abdomen.
Shujaat was accompanied by his driver and personal security officer. Bukhari had been part of India’s delegation for informal peace talks on Kashmir with Pakistani representatives held in Dubai last year.
He was instrumental in organizing several conferences for Kashmir peace.
It is pertinent to mention here that more than 130 people have been killed this year in militant violence in Kashmir.
The attack on Bukhari coincided with discussions being held over an extension of a ceasefire by security forces in Kashmir.
Earlier, India rejected a U.N. report that accused it of having used excessive force in disputed Kashmir to kill and wound civilians since 2016, and which called for an international inquiry into accusations of rights violations.