JKPM Chief Dr Shah Faesal on Thursday paid rich tributes to veteran journalist and founding editor of daily English newspaper Rising Kashmir Syed Shujaat Bukhari on his first death anniversary.

While paying rich tribute to late Shujaat Bukhari, JKPM President highlighted his contributions in the evolution and promotion of journalism in the state.

Syed Shujat Bukhari along with his two security guards was martyred last year on June 14, outside his office in Press Enclave Srinagar.

Shah Faesal said that martyrdom of Shujat Bukhari was a great loss to Kashmir and Kashmir might never get such a powerful spokesman again ”

He was a straight forward multidimensional personality who always stood for truth, courage and peace” Shah Faesal remarked while remembering the contribution of Late Shujat Bukhari to the institution of Journalism in the state.

He said Late Shujaat never in his life compromised on the core principles of journalism adding that the path shown by him would continue to remain a source of inspiration for generations to come especially for the upcoming young media persons. Faesal called for uncovering the conspiracy behind his assassination at the earliest.

JKPM leader and media Advisor Chafeeda Shah also paid glowing tribute to Shujat Bukhari on his first death anniversary. She described Late Bukhari as a bold voice who fearlessly sacrificed his life at the alter of truth and unbiased reporting of facts. ” Despite heavy odds and hiccups during the ongoing conflict in the state, Late Shujat Bukhari kept actual facts and real happenings of rights violations in the state without caring for his life, ” Chasfeeda Shah remarked while praying for eternal peace to his departed soul.


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