SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah on Sunday paid glowing tributes to noted journalist and founding editor of Kashmir Media Group Syed Shujaat Bukhari on his second martyrdom anniversary.

Party president 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,” adding, “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.”

Party vice president Omar Abdullah while paying tributes to late Shujaat Bukhari said, “I take this opportunity to pay my homage to the noted journalist Shujaat Bukhari. He was a brave son of the soil, on his martyrdom anniversary I pay my glowing tributes to him. There is a lot which the young budding journalists can emulate from his life and works. His voice may have been silenced but his writings will continue to guide the steps of new journalists.”

Among others party’s additional general secretary Dr Sheikh Mustufa Kamal, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani; Members of parliament elect Muhammad Akbar Lone, Hasnain Masoodi, Chief spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, YNC Provincial President Salman Ali Sagar, Provincial spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar and additional spokesperson Sara Hayat Shah have also paid tributes to the noted journalist on his second martyrdom anniversary.


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