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Media watchdog warns India against journalist killings, hate speech

Reporters without Borders says India risked falling even further down its World Press Freedom Index from its current place of 138th out of 180.
A journalist participates in a silent protest against the brutal killing of a senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari, portrait seen, in Kolkata on June 15, 2018.(AP)
A journalist participates in a silent protest against the brutal killing of a senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari, portrait seen, in Kolkata on June 15, 2018.(AP)
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 06:45 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAgence France Presse

LeT militant’s boasts helped J&K police identify Shujaat Bukhari killers

The identities of Shujaat Bukhari’s killers were not known for a while since the men covered their faces and were on the run after gunning him down in Srinagar’s Press Colony on June 14.
Shujaat Bukhari, 50, the editor-in-chief of Rising Kashmir newspaper, was attacked by three gunmen on a motorcycle while he was entering his car on the evening of June 14.(AP File Photo)
Shujaat Bukhari, 50, the editor-in-chief of Rising Kashmir newspaper, was attacked by three gunmen on a motorcycle while he was entering his car on the evening of June 14.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2018 11:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHarinder Baweja

Shujaat Bukhari’s murder was planned in Pakistan, says J-K Police

Police also released pictures of four suspects, blaming them for killing the editor-in-chief of Rising Kashmir and his two guards on June 14.
Journalists participate in a silent protest against the brutal killing of a senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari, portrait seen, in Kolkata, June 15, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Journalists participate in a silent protest against the brutal killing of a senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari, portrait seen, in Kolkata, June 15, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 10:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan

Shujaat Bukhari murder probe trail leads to Pakistan, blogger under scanner

Officers investigating the case said the senior journalist was gunned down on the instructions of elements across the Pakistani border, probably for trying to promote peace in the Valley.
Mediapersons stage a protest against the killing of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari and a provocative remark by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Singh in Srinagar on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)
Mediapersons stage a protest against the killing of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari and a provocative remark by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Singh in Srinagar on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 05:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent

Shujaat Bukhari’s killers identified, one of them is a Pakistani, say Jammu and Kashmir police

A senior police officer said two of Shujaat Bukhari’s killers were from Kashmir and the third one was from Pakistan.
Journalists hold placards during a silent protest march against the killing of Rising Kashmir newspaper editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari, in Srinagar on Tuesday.(PTI)
Journalists hold placards during a silent protest march against the killing of Rising Kashmir newspaper editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari, in Srinagar on Tuesday.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 05:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan

Shujaat Bukhari murder: Kashmir journalists take out rally, seek action against BJP MLA

Scores of journalists, from newspaper owners and editors to correspondents, photographers and journalism students, took out a march from Press Colony to the city centre on Tuesday afternoon. The event culminated in a sit-in protest at Lal Chowk.
Journalists hold placards during a silent protest march against the killing of Rising Kashmir newspaper editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari, in Srinagar on June 26, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Journalists hold placards during a silent protest march against the killing of Rising Kashmir newspaper editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari, in Srinagar on June 26, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 06:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByAshiq Hussain

A muscular approach alone won’t work in Jammu and Kashmir

The Centre, through the governor, should use President’s Rule to enforce good governance and infrastructure development in the state
A former home secretary, Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra should ensure that the security forces have state-of-the-art equipment for house interventions, rather than use excessive force(File picture)
A former home secretary, Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra should ensure that the security forces have state-of-the-art equipment for house interventions, rather than use excessive force(File picture)
Updated on Jun 25, 2018 10:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShishir Gupta

Shujaat Bukhari gunned down by militants on orders from Pakistan, says J-K Police

The officers, who are directly involved in investigations, said that Shujaat Bukhari was gunned down by terrorists on instructions from across the border, most probably for trying to promote peace in the Valley.
A journalist participates in a silent protest against the brutal killing of a senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari, in Kolkata.(AP Photo)
A journalist participates in a silent protest against the brutal killing of a senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari, in Kolkata.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2018 06:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

BJP ‘disowned its own initiative’: Former J-K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti hits back in anger

Mehbooba Mufti, who led the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, wrote on Twitter to express her opinion after the state came under governor’s rule on June 20.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti gestures as she addresses a news conference in Srinagar on June 19.(Reuters File Photo)
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti gestures as she addresses a news conference in Srinagar on June 19.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 05:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByAshiq Hussain

Anonymous blog targeted Shujaat Bukhari before his killing, govt wants it shut

Shujaat Bukhari was killed in a drive-by shooting on the evening of June 14 by three men on a motorcycle as he left Srinagar’s Press Colony, where his newspaper’s offices are located.
Journalists of Rising Kashmir joined by other journalists from various media hold placards during sit-in protest against the killing of Shujaat Bukhari at Lal Chowk, in Srinagar, on June 18, 2018.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Journalists of Rising Kashmir joined by other journalists from various media hold placards during sit-in protest against the killing of Shujaat Bukhari at Lal Chowk, in Srinagar, on June 18, 2018.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 09:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajesh Ahuja

Kashmir newspapers publish blank editorials against Shujaat Bukhari’s murder

The collective decision was taken after the powerful Kashmir Editors Guild met on Monday evening immediately after the Eid vacations.
Rising Kashmir editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari was assassinated by three men outside his office at press colony in Srinagar on June 14.(PTI // Twitter @bukharishujaat)
Rising Kashmir editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari was assassinated by three men outside his office at press colony in Srinagar on June 14.(PTI // Twitter @bukharishujaat)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 10:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByAshiq Hussain

Separatists call for Kashmir shutdown against Bukhari, civilian killings

The Joint Resistance Leadership, an amalgamation of separatist groups, said in a statement on Tuesday that there had been a sudden spike in civilian killings since the eve of Eid
Kashmiri Muslims carry the coffin of slain editor-in-chief of the Srinagar-based newspaper Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari during a funeral procession at Kreeri, some 40 kms north of Srinagar,india on June 15, 2018.(HT File Photo)
Kashmiri Muslims carry the coffin of slain editor-in-chief of the Srinagar-based newspaper Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari during a funeral procession at Kreeri, some 40 kms north of Srinagar,india on June 15, 2018.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 12:29 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Srinagar | ByPress Trust of India

41 killed, violence spiked during halt on anti-terror operations in Kashmir

Mehbooba Mufti had hoped that Rajnath Singh would continue with the ceasefire decision even after Ramzan, but the ground reality was different. There was an abrupt spike in violence as militants ignored the Centre’s gesture.
Kashmiri youths through stones during clashes between protesters and security forces in Srinagar on Saturday.(AFP Photo)
Kashmiri youths through stones during clashes between protesters and security forces in Srinagar on Saturday.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 07:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan

No headway in journalist Bukhari murder probe as lone man arrested fails to provide clues

The only man arrested in connection with the murder of senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari after being captured on cameras stealing the pistol of one of his slain security guards has not provided any clues yet and may not be connected to the three main suspects, police said.
People carry the body of journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar, during his funeral in Srinagar.(Reuters)
People carry the body of journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar, during his funeral in Srinagar.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 11:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan

Clashes in Kashmir on Eid, 20-year-old killed in grenade blast, say police

Multiple clashes were reported in Kashmir on Eid-ul-Fitr even as the Centre reviewed a cessation of operations against militants it had announced for the holy month of Ramzan
Protesters clash with police and paramilitary soldiers after Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at Eidgah, on Saturday, in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Protesters clash with police and paramilitary soldiers after Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at Eidgah, on Saturday, in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 03:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan

Asaduddin Owaisi’s MIM backs Centre over UN human rights report

Owaisi said that his party MIM stood with the government despite its differences with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the Hyderabad MP said the report was a “diplomatic failure” of the Modi government.
The UN report focuses mainly on alleged serious violations committed in Jammu and Kashmir from July 2016 to April 2018.(Reuters File)
The UN report focuses mainly on alleged serious violations committed in Jammu and Kashmir from July 2016 to April 2018.(Reuters File)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 11:37 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, Hyderabad | ByIndo Asian News Service

Centre examines Jammu and Kashmir ceasefire extension, decision not before Sunday

An official said Bharatiya Janata Party members from the Jammu and Kashmir unit of the party had conveyed to the Centre that the spate of attacks in Kashmir were reason enough to suspend the ceasefire.
A ceasefire was announced by the Union government on May 16 so that people could observe Ramzan in a peaceful environment.(HT File Photo)
A ceasefire was announced by the Union government on May 16 so that people could observe Ramzan in a peaceful environment.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 01:00 PM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByRajesh Ahuja and Smriti Kak Ramachandran

PM Modi chairs high-level meeting on Kashmir; decision on ceasefire likely

The meeting will also likely discuss the issue of security for Amarnath Yatra, starting June 28, and killings of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari and Army jawan Aurangzeb is also on the agenda
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Reuters)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 10:37 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India

Bukhari spoke truth to power

The government has its task cut out. It has to build an environment of peace. At the same time, it must not lower its guard, step up security and bring Bukhari’s killers to justice. Otherwise, Kashmir’s tragedy will continue.
People carry the body of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor of Rising Kashmir, who was killed outside his office in Srinagar, June 14, 2018(REUTERS)
People carry the body of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor of Rising Kashmir, who was killed outside his office in Srinagar, June 14, 2018(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 08:33 PM IST
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The government’s Kashmir policy needs a reboot, writes Barkha Dutt

Else, as Shujaat’s assassination shows us, things could become entirely irretrievable
People carry the coffin of slain editor-in-chief of the Srinagar-based newspaper, Rising Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari, during a funeral procession at Kreeri, some 40 kms north of Srinagar(Waseem Andrabi/ HT)
People carry the coffin of slain editor-in-chief of the Srinagar-based newspaper, Rising Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari, during a funeral procession at Kreeri, some 40 kms north of Srinagar(Waseem Andrabi/ HT)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 02:48 PM IST
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Police arrest fourth suspect in journalist Bukhari’s murder within hours of releasing his picture

As a man pulls out journalist Shujaat Bukhari’s guard, the suspect is seen picking up his pistol and disappearing from the scene even though police were present on the spot.
The police issued the picture from a video, which was purportedly recorded by a passerby following the attack on Bukhari outside his office, showing a bearded man surveying the inside of the journalist’s vehicle.(ANI/Twitter)
The police issued the picture from a video, which was purportedly recorded by a passerby following the attack on Bukhari outside his office, showing a bearded man surveying the inside of the journalist’s vehicle.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 11:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan

Slain Kashmir journalist Shujaat Bukhari laid to rest in ancestral village

Among those who took part in the last rites of journalist Shujaat Bukhari and visited his ancestral home to condole with the family were opposition leader Omar Abdullah and ministers from the Jammu and Kashmir government
Funeral procession of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was laid to rest in his ancestral village in Kreeri a day after he was shot dead outside his office in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Funeral procession of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was laid to rest in his ancestral village in Kreeri a day after he was shot dead outside his office in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 11:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kreeri | ByMir Ehsan

Rising Kashmir hits the stands with Shujaat Bukhari tribute on front page

Rising Kashmir published its daily edition with a photo of late editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari and a message that said it would not be cowed down
Rising Kashmir editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari and his two personal security officers were shot dead near his office in Srinagar on Thursday.(Rising Kashmir)
Rising Kashmir editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari and his two personal security officers were shot dead near his office in Srinagar on Thursday.(Rising Kashmir)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 12:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Loss for all Kashmiris, India’: Journalists mourn death of Shujaat Bukhari

Tributes poured in over twitter as journalists mourned the loss of a fellow scribe and friend Shujaat Bukhari.
People carry the body of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor of Rising Kashmir daily newspaper, who was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar on June 14.(REUTERS)
People carry the body of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor of Rising Kashmir daily newspaper, who was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar on June 14.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 10:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Kashmir police seek public help in identifying suspects in journalist Shujaat Bukhari’s murder

The photos released by the Jammu and Kashmir Police show three men riding a motorcycle with their faces covered.
Photo of the three suspects who killed journalist Shujaat Bukhari, released by Jammu and Kashmir Police.(PTI)
Photo of the three suspects who killed journalist Shujaat Bukhari, released by Jammu and Kashmir Police.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 09:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Shujaat Bukhari, journalist who championed peace in Kashmir for 30 years

Senior journalist and chief editor of a popular Kashmiri newspaper, Shujaat Bukhari, was killed on Thursday by unidentified gunmen in Srinagar.
A photo from journalist Shujaat Bukhari's Twitter account, who was shot dead by gunmen in Srinagar on June 14.(PTI Photo)
A photo from journalist Shujaat Bukhari's Twitter account, who was shot dead by gunmen in Srinagar on June 14.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 10:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan

No decision yet on ceasefire extension in Jammu and Kashmir: Government officials

The government had said on May 16 that security forces will halt operations against militants in Jammu and Kashmir for the Islamic holy month, in a first such initiative in the troubled state in more than 17 years.
CRPF personnel stand guard near a shop on the first day of Ramadan, in Srinagar.(PTI File Photo)
CRPF personnel stand guard near a shop on the first day of Ramadan, in Srinagar.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 08:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajesh Ahuja

Shujaat Bukhari, a fiercely independent journalist with a courageous voice

Veteran journalist and ‘Rising Kashmir’ editor Shujaat Bukhari and his two personal security officers (PSOs) were shot dead outside the newspaper’s office in the heart of Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital today, police officials said.
A photo from journalist Shujaat Bukhari's Twitter account, who was shot dead by gunmen in Srinagar along with his PSO's by suspected militants, in Srinagar on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
A photo from journalist Shujaat Bukhari's Twitter account, who was shot dead by gunmen in Srinagar along with his PSO's by suspected militants, in Srinagar on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2018 11:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByAmitabh Mattoo

Hours before he fell to bullets, Shujaat Bukhari was defending journalism, human rights

‘Rising Kashmir’ editor Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by gunmen outside his office at Press Colony, Srinagar, on Thursday.
The body of journalist Shujaat Bukhari lies inside a police control room in Srinagar.(AP Photo)
The body of journalist Shujaat Bukhari lies inside a police control room in Srinagar.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2018 10:43 PM IST
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PTI, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

From home minister to separatist leader, senior Kashmiri journalist’s murder draws condemnation

Senior journalist and editor of Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by unknown gunmen along with his personal security officer outside his office in Srinagar.
Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar.(PTI)
Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 14, 2018 10:47 PM IST
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