Shujaat Bukhari remembered on his 4th anniversary

Abdullahs, Lone pay tributes to slain noted journalist

Srinagar, June 14: Noted journalist and founding editor of Rising Kashmir was on Tuesday remembered and glowing tributes were paid to him on his 4th death anniversary.

Many social, religious, political and civil society organisations today paid tributes to Shujaat Bukhari on his 4th death anniversary.

Recalling his contributions toward journalism in Kashmir and to the society as a whole, they said that Bukhari was a torch-bearer and a noble soul as well.

“His departure on this day left a void, which is hard to fill. He was an epitome of courage and selflessness. He was a great journalist who was silenced for speaking the truth,” they said.

National Conference (NC) President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah paid glowing tributes to prominent editor and linguist Syed Shujaat Bukhari on his fourth martyrdom anniversary.

NC president while paying glowing tributes to the noted Journalist said. “I take this opportunity to salute the valour of our journalistic community, who notwithstanding curbs and persecution have been rendering their duties with dedication. I take this opportunity to 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,” he said.

Omar Abdullah while paying tributes to late Shujaat Bukhari said, “I take this opportunity to pay my homage to Bukhari sahib. He was a brave son of the soil, on his fourth martyrdom anniversary I pay my glowing tributes to him.”

Among others party general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani, Chief spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq, Dy Chief Spokesperson Dr Gagan Bhagat, State Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, SM Incharge Sara Hayat Shah, Provincial Spokesperson Ifra Jan, addl spokespersons Th Yashvardhan, Zeeshan Rana have also paid tributes to the noted journalist on his fourth Martyrdom anniversary

Meanwhile, People’s Conference chairman Sajad Lone and JKSCF president Abdul Qayoom Wani also remembered Shujaat Bukhari on his 4th death anniversary. He also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

Lone said that a great journalist was silenced for reflecting reality as it existed. “Remembering Shujat Bukhari and his sacrifice on his Fourth martyrdom anniversary. A great journalist silenced for reflecting reality as it existed,” he tweeted.

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