SRINAGAR: Various media associations, political leaders and organizations have expressed condolences on the passing away of Javid Ahmad, senior correspondent Rising Kashmir newspaper, who died of cardiac arrest on Thursday.
Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) expressed shock over the sudden demise of a young reporter Javid Ahmad.
The incident is not only tragic and shocking for the family of the young journalist but the entire media fraternity in Kashmir is pained at his sudden demise, KEG said in a statement.
KEG expresses solidarity with the family members of the young journalist and shares their pain and agony equally.
In a statement, Kashmir Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) deeply mourn the sad and sudden demise of ‘Rising Kashmir’ senior correspondent Javid Ahmad.
“We, like others in our fraternity, are heartbroken at this irreplaceable loss. Our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and we pray may his soul rest in eternal peace,” said the statement.
KUWJ president Yusuf Jameel recalled how Javid Ahmad had been helpful to fellow journalists at the Media Facilitation Centre set up by the J&K Directorate of Information of Public Relations in Srinagar post August 5, 2019. He said, “I spent some jolly moments with Javid Ahmad at the Media Facilitation Centre. He was very helpful too…would often offer his chair and internet/ hotspot connection to me on seeing me entering the crowded centre.”
Jameel added, “After seeing blood being shed around on a daily basis in the past over three decades, our hearts have turned into stones but I couldn’t hold back my tears for this gentle boy and buddy. People like him remain ‘javid’- undying and eternal- at least, in others’ hearts.”
KUWJ general secretary Innayat Jehangir added, “Javid Ahmad was an affable person and had done some wonderful work over the past few years. Sadly, a bright career was cut shot today.” He added, “We pray for eternal peace to the departed soul and strength for the bereaved family for bearing this huge loss.”
Press Club Sopore
Press club Sopore also expressed deep shock and grief over the demise of Javid Ahmad.
On his sudden demise Sopore media association held a condolence meet.
The statement said that during the meeting tributes were paid to the departed soul and were extended solidarity and support to the bereaved family.
Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) has also condoled the sudden demise of Rising Kashmir’s correspondent Javid Ahmad.
In this connection, a condolence meeting was convened in DIPR complex Srinagar under the chairpersonship of Director, Information & PR, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar wherein deep sorrow and grief was expressed over the demise.
The Director said that his death is a great loss to the media fraternity as the deceased played a leading role in highlighting the local public issues through his work.
She also offered her deepest condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and courage for the bereaved family to bear the huge loss.
Joint Director Information Department, Kashmir also condoles the sudden demise of Rising Kashmir’s correspondent and Accredited Journalist Javeed Ahmad Dar.
In this connection, a condolence meeting was convened in the office chamber of Joint Director Information, Kashmir under the chairmanship of Mr. Haris Handoo wherein deep sorrow and grief was expressed over the demise.
Joint Director Information Kashmir in his address said that his death is a great loss to the society as the deceased played a leading role in highlighting the local public issues in his outlet. He also offered his deepest condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and courage for the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
Similar condolence meeting was also held by the Union President of JK State DIPR Employees Union at Joint Director Information Office, Rambagh Srinagar wherein deep sorrow and grief was expressed over the demise and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
National Conference on Thursday also expressed profound grief over the sudden demise of Daily Rising Kashmir senior Correspondent Javid Ibn Nazir
The Party Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani while expressing condolences over the demise, prayed for peace to the deceased and fortitude to the grief stricken family to bear the irreparable loss. “I am pained to hear about the sudden demise of a talented and budding journalist Javaid Ibn Nazir. I pray to Almighty to grant him the highest stations in Jannah. I also express my solidarity with grief stricken family, associates and friends of his,” he said.
Party’s Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, Additional Spokesperson Sara Hayat Shah, district President Baramulla Javed Dar has also condoled the demise of Javid Ibn Nazir, prayed for peace to his soul and much needed strength to the bereaved family, friends and associates of his.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman and Media Advisor to the Party President Syed Suhail Bukhari has expressed profound grief and shock over the sudden and sad demise of Rising Kashmir Senior Correspondent Javid Ahmad.
In his condolence message, Bukhari described Javid as a sincere, hardworking and promising professional whose work stands testament to his qualities as a journalist.
Bukhari expressed solidarity with Javid’s family and prayed for eternal peace to his soul.
Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (J&KPCC) Vice President and former MLC G N Monga condoled the sudden demise of Rising Kashmir correspondent Javid Ahmad.
While expressing deep sorrow and grief over the demise, Monga said his tragic death is a great loss to his family and the media fraternity. He prayed for courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari also expressed deep shock and grief over the demise of Javid Ahmad.
In a condolence message issued here, Bukhari expressed solidarity with the bereaved family, Rising Kashmir management and its editorial staff and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. “I am shocked beyond words. The death of a young journalist is not an irreparable loss for the family or the press/media house in which he or she works but for the society as a whole,” Bukhari observed.
He said that journalists are a valuable asset for any democratic society and loss of any journalist is an irretrievable loss for the people. “May Javid find a place in Jannat and his loved ones find strength at this difficult time. I pray to Almighty Allah to give courage to the bereaved family, relatives, his colleagues in Rising Kashmir and friends in the media in particular to bear this huge loss,” Bukhari said in his condolence message.