United Jihad Council chief and supreme commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin has demanded an international probe into the killing of senior journalist and Rising Kashmir Editor Shujaat Bukhari on Thursday evening in Srinagar.
Condemning the killing, Salahuddin in a statement said, “Bukhari would always highlight the human rights abuses in Kashmir at the international forums and through his newspapers.”
“The killing of Shujaat Bukhari at a time when the UN human rights Commission released a report on the human rights abuses by the armed forces in Kashmir raises many questions,” he said.
Demanding an impartial probe by an international agency, Salahuddin said that they have a firm belief that “agencies and their agents were behind the murder of Bukhari.”
Bukhari and his two personal security officers were shot dead by unknown attackers outside his office in Srinagar on Thursday evening.