Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) The Press Club, Kolkata on Thursday joined the media fraternity in protesting against the brutal killing of renowned Journalist and editor of 'Rising Kashmir' Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar.
Describing Bukhari as a respected and courageous journalist, the club in a statement said his independent views were highly visible in the social media also.
"He was respected as a courageous journalist propagating his independent views from the disturbed areas of the valley," it said, terming the killing an attack against free press and democracy.
"Press Club, Kolkata condemns this heinous act of crime which is considered as an attack against the free press and democracy," the statement added.
Bukhari was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Press Enclave area at Lal Chawk in Srinagar on Thursday evening.