Attack on press freedom: Rathore
B minister Rajyavardhan Rathore condemned the killing of senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari on Thursday. “Assassination of Shujaat Bukhari is a brutal attack on freedom of press. A cowardly and deplorable act of terror. Our fearless media is one of the greatest strength of our democracy...” Rathore tweeted. hari is a new low in a rapidly deteriorating environment for media practitioners in Kashmir, in particular, and in the country in general. We call upon the state and central governments to enhance security for all journalists in J&K.” the guild said.
“We demand that the dastardly forces responsible for his (Bukhari’s) killing should be brought to book by the J&K government at the earliest,” the Indian Women’s Press Corps, Press Association, and Federation of Press Clubs of India , said.