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Kashmir Press Club pays tributes to Shujaat Bukhari

Srinagar, Jun 13 : Kashmir Press Club convened a meeting on Thursday to pay tributes to late Shujaat Bukhari, who was the editor of Rising Kashmir, and his two security personnel who were killed on June 14, 2018 at Srinagar’s Press Enclave.

The management committee panel and representatives from various media associations of the valley expressed condolences in the meeting, the KPC said in a statement issued.

It said that special prayers were offered for the departed souls in the meeting.

The participants remembered Shujaat Bukhari as “a brilliant journalist and a kind soul”. “The slain journalist rose from a reporter to an editor of a newspaper by his sheer hard work,” they said.

In the meeting, the Club reiterated its demand for legal closure of the case. It demanded the police should file chargesheet so that it doesn’t pass like other mysterious killings of Kashmir journalists.

Bukhari was the eighteenth journalist who fell to bullets in the last three decades of armed conflict.

It was also highlighted that the journalists in Kashmir continue to deliver their professional duties in very difficult circumstances, the statement said. (GNS)

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