Leaders condemn murder
It is an attempt to silence the saner voices of Kashmir. He was a courageous and fearless journalist. Shujaat tried tirelessly to get peace into the troubled Valley. He was a courageous journalist and a voice of sanity. He died in the line of duty doing what he did best & loved doing — journalism. The assassination is a brutal attack on freedom of press. A cowardly and deplorable act of terror. Our fearless media is one of the greatest strengths of our democracy and we are committed to provide a safe and conducive working environment to mediapersons. Shujaat was a braveheart who fought fearlessly for justice and peace in J&K.
home minister National Conference leader chief minister, J&K — Union former Union minister Cong chief
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.
— Hurriyat Conference chairman
Saddened and shocked at the brutal killing of respected editor and senior journalist. With a few hours to go for Eid, this is terrible.
— West Bengal chief minister
Shocked to hear about the attack on d Editor-in-chief of Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar. Reprehensible n condemnable cowardly act of the terrorists.
— BJP national general secretary