Srinagar, May 12, KDC: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone on Wednesday paid rich tributes to Jammu & Kashmir’s renowned journalist Shujaat Bukhari who was assassinated three years ago on the 29th of Ramadan.
Lone in a statement to news agency Kashmir Dot Com – (KDC) said that Late Shujaat Bukhari Sahib will be remembered by coming generations as a torchbearer of steadfastness, courage, and unbiased journalism. He said that even when three years have passed since Shujaat sahib left us all, yet he continues to make an indelible mark on the young minds that are always eager to contribute through their pen and words.
“Shujaat Bukhari Sahib was a proud Kashmiri, a champion of its language and culture, and someone who sought dialogue over slogans and violence. Shujaat Sahib was a lover of peace and never shied away from his responsibility to strive for making it an inseparable feature in peoples’ lives here. He worked tirelessly to ensure a dignified, peaceful, and tranquil future to the coming generations. It was his impeccable courage and unbiased approach towards his profession that gave sleepless nights to those who are out there to rob Kashmir of its intellectual property and fearless voices. His independence of mind cost him his life,” Lone said.
The PC chairman also hailed the role played by Late Shujaat in reviving the lost Kashmiri language and instilling new life into the dying Kashmiri language by launching the first Kashmiri Newspaper Sangarmaal. “He was a consistent believer in peace and reconciliation who fought at the forefront for Kashmir’s dignified tomorrow”, he added. (KDC)