In the past, he had worked for national daily "The Hindu" for several years. He died in the line of duty doing what he did best & loved doing - journalism, " Abdullah tweeted. He said it was Tan attack on freedom of press and needs to be condemned in the strongest possible words.
Tributes continue to pour in from leaders of all parties, journalists and people from other walks of life. "My thoughts and prayers are with his bereaved family", he said on his Twitter handle.
Bukhari, who was a group editor for three daily newspapers, was leaving the office of his English daily Rising Kashmir when he was indiscriminately fired upon after boarding his auto, according to the police. "The Guild also calls upon the state and central government to enhance security for all journalists in Jammu and Kashmir", they said in a statement.
Rising Kashmir hit the stands this morning with its front page carrying the full-page photograph of its late editor-in-chief in black background. Prayers & condolences for them & their families also on this awful night.
Bukhari and his two PSOs were shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside Rising Kashmir office in Press Enclave near the city centre Lal Chowk here in Srinagar shortly before the "Iftaar" yesterday evening. Recalling Bukhari's standing as a veteran journalist, the Governor described his murder as a big loss to the media fraternity.
The 49-page report - the first ever issued by the United Nations on the human rights situation in Indian-Administered and Pakistan-Administered Kashmir - details human rights violations and abuses on both sides of the Line of Control, and highlights a situation of chronic impunity for violations committed by security forces. "He will be missed", Mr. Gandhi tweeted. "This highlights how much hard conditions journalists are working in Kashmir". Shujat was known for his courage and conviction. The attack coincided with the United Nations Human Rights calling for global inquiry into multiple violations in Jammu and Kashmir in its first ever report on Kashmir.
"The CPM tweeted, "#ShujaatBukhari was a highly respected voice of reason in Kashmir. His voice of moderation will be missed by all.
Though no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, the police in the region said "preliminary investigational finding indicates this is a terror attack".
"I'm in complete shock".