The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC), Peoples Conference (PC) and People's Democratic Front (PDF) on Monday paid tributes to noted journalist and founding editor of Kashmir Media Group Dr Syed ShujaatBukhari on his third death anniversary.
In a statement party Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said, “I pay my tributes to all those journalists who lost their lives in the line of duty,” 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.”
PC spokesman while highlighting the immense contributions of Late ShujaatBukhari said that the coming generations shall see in Shujaat an epitome of courage and selflessness who lived and died as a fearless and objective journalist. He led a dynamic and active life and never bartered his principles for any materialistic gains, added the spokesman.
Chairman PDF Hakeem Yaseen in his message said that Shujaat's contribution to field of journalism and Kashmiri language and literature will be written in golden words in the history of Jammu and Kashmir. "Shujaat was a bold, fearless and farsighted journalist who never compromised on the true values and ethics of journalism," he said.