Thousands attend Shujaat Bukhari’s funeral

Thousands attend Shujaat Bukhari’s funeral
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Srinagar: Thousands of people on Friday attended the funeral of senior journalist and Chief Editor of English daily “Rising Kashmir” Shujaat Bukhari at his ancestral village Kreeri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, state Public Works Minister Naeem Akhtar, senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz, local journalists and other members from all sections of the society attended the funeral.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was also among the mourners in Kreeri.
Three motorcycle-borne gunmen killed Bukhari and two of his security guards as he boarded his car in the Press Enclave in Srinagar at around 7.15 p.m. on Wednesday to reach home in time for iftar.
The news of Bukhari’s death sent shockwaves across the political and media spectrum.