Thousands of people from different walks of life today visited the ancestral village of late Syed Shujaat Bukhari at Kreeri here to join the special prayers organized in connection with the Chaharum of the deceased journalist.
Former Chief Minister and Rajya Sabha Member Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Union Minister, Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz, State Ministers, Legislators, members of judiciary, senior politicians, journalists, writers, representatives of various editor forums, lawyers, religious and civil society leaders, businessmen and representatives from other prominent sections of the society joined the special prayers for late Bukhari and expressed solidarity with the family including Syed Rafi-ud-Din Bukhari, Syed Basharat Bukhari and other family members.
Meanwhile, Chairman J&K Legislative Council Haji Anayat visited Kreeri to offer personal condolences to the family of veteran journalist and editor of daily Rising Kashmir, Dr Syed Shujaat Bukhari.
Haji Anayat remembered his last meeting with late Bukhari and said that he had a special place for Kargil in his heart. He said that they had many times discussed issues of development, society, politics etc in Kargil with each other.
Sympathizing with Bukhari family Haji Anayat Ali said that the news has shocked the society and is a great loss to the society. While interacting with the family members he conveyed his heartfelt sympathies to the entire family on the tragic loss and prayed for eternal peace for the departed soul.
He told that people of Kargil have condoled the demise and a candle march was also organized in Kargil to remember the veteran journalist.
Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Dr. Nirmal Singh on Monday visited Kreeri and offered his condolences to the bereaved family of slain journalist Dr Syed Shujaat Bukhari.
Sympathizing with the mourners, Dr Nirmal Singh said the killing of Shujaat Bukhari has sent a wave of anger and shock all across and it has been unequivocally condemned at local, national and international levels.
Dr Nirmal Singh said the killing of a veteran journalist has amply displayed that violence does not stand the scrutiny of logic and rationale.
He said the contribution made by Shujaat Bukhari in bringing innovations to the media in the state is historic and worth emulating for younger generations.
On the occasion, Dr Nirmal Singh also interacted with the family members of Shujaat Bukhari and conveyed his heartfelt sympathies to the entire family on the tragic loss. He also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.