Srinagar, Jun 14 The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) today strongly condemned the killing of Shujaat Bukhari, editor of 'Rising Kashmir' terming it a dastardly act.
It added that Bukhari's death was a great loss to the media fraternity.
“KEG strongly condemned the dastardly attack on senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari, Editor, Rising Kashmir. It is yet another shameful attack on the media in Kashmir that has been surviving with such attacks since 1989,” the guild said in a statement.
The killing is dastardly and a great loss to the media fraternity in Jammu and Kashmir, it added.
“Media in Kashmir has been operating in a testing situation for all these decades of crisis. The intermittent killings and attacks have been adding to the crisis in which the media was barely surviving,” the KEG said.
In an emergency meeting, the KEG condemned the brutal attack, saying it was tragic that every time the killers need a hit in the media, they descend down the press colony and kill.
“KEG demands a speedy investigation in the brutal attack so that killers are identified and punished. KEG wants to convey to the players of Kashmir turmoil that killing journalists will not further the cause of any side but will perpetuate the crisis further. At the same time, we need to convey that Kashmir media has survived the worst situations and will survive this dastardly murder as well,” the statement said.