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Global Voices Author Raza Rumi Attacked By Unknown Gunmen In Lahore
Written by Rezwan On 28 March 2014 @ 20:24 pm | 7 Comments
In Breaking News, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, English, Governance, Human Rights, Law, Media & Journalism, Pakistan, Quick Reads, South Asia, War & Conflict
Notable Pakistani, columnist, TV anchor and blogger  (also a Global Voices author ) Raza Rumi  was attacked by unidentified gunmen near Raja market on Ferozpur road in Lahore, Pakistan. At 8:55PM tonight he tweeted:
Was fired at near Raja Market. My driver is wounded. I was dreading this day
— Raza Rumi (@Razarumi) March 28, 2014 
According to reports , Rumi escaped with a minor injury after unknown gunmen opened fire at his car and he managed to take the injured guard and driver to the hospital. His driver succumbed to his injuries and the guard is fighting for his life.
Netizens’ reactions are pouring in:
Strongly condemn attack on journalist,TV anchor @Razarumi  a bold and courageous voice against bigotry and intolerance.
— Nafisa Shah (@ShahNafisa) March 28, 2014 
liberal journalist Raza Rumi who opposes blasphemy law is shot at in Lahore, survives attack but his driver is killed http://t.co/Ig6i6CKaLE 
— Ex-Muslims Forum (@CEMB_forum) March 28, 2014 
Shocked & saddened by attack on Raza Rumi & death of his driver. Govt must provide proper security & bring killers 2 justice.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 28, 2014 
The attack on Raza Rumi is an attack on freedom of expression and democracy. Policy of appeasement has emboldened the terrorist.
— zahid Hussain (@hidhussain) March 28, 2014 
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URLs in this post:
 blogger: http://razarumi.com/
 Global Voices author: http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/raza-rumi/
 Raza Rumi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raza_Rumi
 March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/Razarumi/statuses/449575395458056192
 reports: http://www.dawn.com/news/1096198
 @Razarumi: https://twitter.com/Razarumi
 March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/ShahNafisa/statuses/449635843628879872
 http://t.co/Ig6i6CKaLE: http://t.co/Ig6i6CKaLE
 March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/CEMB_forum/statuses/449628208611487745
 March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/statuses/449615386833874944
 March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/hidhussain/statuses/449608839579832320
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