Lead­ers con­demn mur­der

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Htnation -

It is an at­tempt to si­lence the saner voices of Kash­mir. He was a coura­geous and fear­less jour­nal­ist.

—RA­J­NATH SINGH, Union

home min­is­ter

Shu­jaat tried tire­lessly to get peace into the trou­bled Val­ley. He was a coura­geous jour­nal­ist and a voice of san­ity.

—FA­ROOQ AB­DUL­LAH,

Na­tional Con­fer­ence leader

He died in the line of duty do­ing what he did best & loved do­ing — jour­nal­ism.

—OMAR AB­DUL­LAH, for­mer

chief min­is­ter, J&K

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.

— RAJYAVARDHAN SINGH RATHORE, Union min­is­ter Shu­jaat was a brave­heart who fought fear­lessly for jus­tice and peace in J&K.

—RAHUL GANDHI, 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.

— MIR­WAIZ UMAR FA­ROOQ,

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.

— MA­MATA BAN­ER­JEE,

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.

— RAM MADHAV, BJP na­tional gen­eral sec­re­tary

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