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Funeral of Slain Rising Kashmir Journalist Shujaat Bukhari

India | | June 15, 2018, 2:28 pm
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 Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief of English daily

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief of English daily "Rising Kashmir" Shujaat Bukhari in his ancestral hometown of Kheeri in Baramulla district. (Image: News18)

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 The rush was heading towards Kreeri—a hamlet situated in between green fields of paddy and apple orchards—40 kilometres north-west of Srinagar. (Image: News18)

The rush was heading towards Kreeri—a hamlet situated in between green fields of paddy and apple orchards—40 kilometres north-west of Srinagar. (Image: News18)

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 The sky was draped by clouds! Most of the roads were relatively weary. (Image: News18)

The sky was draped by clouds! Most of the roads were relatively weary. (Image: News18)

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 A renowned editor and journalist, Bukhari, was mercilessly killed by three to four gunmen, pumping rain of bullets at him and his two security guards. (Image: News18)

A renowned editor and journalist, Bukhari, was mercilessly killed by three to four gunmen, pumping rain of bullets at him and his two security guards. (Image: News18)

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 Widely travelled journalist's persona can be depicted at his funeral, attended by thousands of people, from diverse backgrounds. (Image: News18)

Widely travelled journalist's persona can be depicted at his funeral, attended by thousands of people, from diverse backgrounds. (Image: News18)

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 Braving heavy rain, crowds of tearful mourners from across the Valley followed the cortege through the streets of this sleepy hamlet in Baramulla district. (Image: News18)

Braving heavy rain, crowds of tearful mourners from across the Valley followed the cortege through the streets of this sleepy hamlet in Baramulla district. (Image: News18)

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 Amongst those who took part in the last rites of the journalist and visited his ancestral home to condole with the family were opposition leader Omar Abdullah and ministers from the PDP and the BJP. (Image: News18)

Amongst those who took part in the last rites of the journalist and visited his ancestral home to condole with the family were opposition leader Omar Abdullah and ministers from the PDP and the BJP. (Image: News18)

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 It was probably the biggest funeral procession the village had seen, observers said. (Image: News18)

It was probably the biggest funeral procession the village had seen, observers said. (Image: News18)

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 There was a traffic jam in the area as the crowds of mourners swelled. (Image: News18)

There was a traffic jam in the area as the crowds of mourners swelled. (Image: News18)

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 Bukhari, 50, was gunned down soon after he got into his car from his office at Press Enclave in the city centre, Lal Chowk on June 14, 2018. (Image: News18)

Bukhari, 50, was gunned down soon after he got into his car from his office at Press Enclave in the city centre, Lal Chowk on June 14, 2018. (Image: News18)

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 Bukhari was instrumental in organising several conferences for peace in the Kashmir Valley. (Image: News18)

Bukhari was instrumental in organising several conferences for peace in the Kashmir Valley. (Image: News18)

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 Bhukhari was also part of the Track II process with Pakistan. (Image: News18)

Bhukhari was also part of the Track II process with Pakistan. (Image: News18)

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