Altaf Hamid Rao Mirpur (AJK)
Journalist fraternity across Azad Jammu Kashmir and Pakistan-based Kashmiri journalists on Monday paid glorious tributes to veteran legendary senior Kashmiri journalist Dr. Syed Shujaat Bukhari Shaheed, on his 3rd martyrdom anniversary, observed at both sides of the Line of Congrol [LoC] – AJK and IIOJK, with the renewal of the pledge to continue his mission of securing and protecting the rights of expression besides the birth rights of the people of Jammu & Kashmir State.
Bukhari, Editor of leading Kashmiri English daily “Rising Kashmir”, appearing from Srinagar, was martyred by unidentified gunmen outside his office at press enclave in occupied Srinagar, this day three years ago in 2018 when he was leaving for his home.
Besides a seasoned journalist, writer, intelectural and analyst late Shujaat Bukhari was the leading voice for peace, justice, and rights in Jammu & Kashmir and ever-lasting Indo-Pakistan peace.
Special ceremonies were held in line with the set SOPs due to wave of Covid-19 under the auspices of press clubs and journalists organizations in various parts of AJK including the State’s metropolis – Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Rawalakot, Kotli, Bagh Bhimber Jhelum valley districts – besides under the auspices of Islamabad-based kashmiri journalists affiliated with AJK State’s press.