Shujaat Bukhari- Know something about his career

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Unidentified gunmen shot dead veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar on Thursday.

The condition of the two injured in the shooting, which comes two days before Eid, is critical, they said. He was a courageous and fearless journalist. Extremely shocked and pained. "Reprehensible n condemnable cowardly act of d terrorists".

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said the murder was a brutal attack on freedom of press.

Bukhari, who was in his 50s, was leaving his office in Press Enclave at Lal Chowk for an iftar party when he was shot, officials said.

He was accompanied by his driver and Personal Security Officer (PSO).

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.

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It called for the repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1990 (AFSPA), a law that gives security forces immunity from prosecution.

In a statement, he sent out its heartfelt condolences and prayers to the journalist's family, as well as, calling for the perpetrators be brought to justice. "It is a conflict that has robbed millions of their basic human rights, and continues to this day to inflict untold suffering", said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.

Frontline Editor R Vijaysankar said Bukhari's shocking demise was a great loss to the world of journalism. He was attacked when he had stepped out of his office in Press Colony in the city to head home.

Bukhari was a protected journalist, guarded by two armed police around the clock, in an area of India where political violence and threats to reporters is common.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee also expressed her anguish over the killing of the senior journalist.

Shujaat Bukhari was given police protection since an attack on him in 2000. We must unite against forces seeking to undermine our attempts to restore peace.

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