Srinagar: The third anniversary of renowned journalist from Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari was observed on Monday. Bukhari, Editor-in-chief of a local daily, was killed three years ago on this day at Srinagar’s Press Enclave.
On his third anniversary today, many journalists from Jammu and Kashmir as well as his colleagues paid glowing tributes to the slain journalist.
The journalists took to the social media platform and recalled the contribution of Shujaat Bukhari in the field of journalism. They highlighted his work through their social media posts.
Meanwhile, politicians also paid tributes to Bukhari in a statement issued here.
National Conference (NC) paid glowing tributes to noted journalist and founding editor of Kashmir Media Group Dr. Syed Shujaat Bukhari on his third martyrdom anniversary.
Party Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar while paying glowing tributes to Shujaat Bukhari said, “I pay my tributes to all those journalists who lost their lives in the line of duty. On this day I particularly remember Shujaat Bukhari Sahib; the jinxed providence of our state robbed us from a bold voice in his shape, I pray for peace to his soul and much-needed strength to his family and friends.
“No society can think of harvesting the fruits of democracy without securing its press fraternity with all the required freedom, safety and dignity. However, it is imperative for the press fraternity to uphold the dignity associated with the profession at any cost. The struggle by embattled journalists and the press fraternity of Kashmir to fight for the rights of people is commendable. I take this opportunity to salute the valour of our journalistic community, who notwithstanding curbs and persecution have been rendering their duties with dedication.”
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference (JKPC) paid glorious tributes to veteran journalist and peace activist Syed Shujaat Bukhari.
PC spokesman while highlighting the immense contributions of Late Shujaat Bukhari said that the coming generations shall see in Shujaat an epitome of courage and selflessness who lived and died as a fearless and objective journalist. He led a dynamic and active life and never bartered his principles for any materialistic gains, added the spokesman.
“Today is his third death anniversary. Three years have passed when he was silenced. But one still wonders who died that day- Shujaat or his killers? On this day Shujaat gave us all a reason to be proud of objective, fearless, and selfless journalism. Mourning his death will be naive, let us celebrate the courage with which he fought in the forefront. Rest in Peace Shujaat,” said the PC spokesman.