The Government of India’s appointed interlocutor to Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma on Monday visited the family of slain Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari to offer his condolences.
Sharma went to Kreeri town of Baramulla district to console the bereaved family who observed the 4th day of Bukhari’s killing on Monday.
Thousands of people from different walks of life had visited the ancestral village of late Syed Shujaat Bukhari at Kreeri here to join the special prayers organized in connection with his Chaharum.
Former Chief Minister and Rajya Sabha Member Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Union Minister, Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz, State Ministers, Legislators, members of judiciary, senior politicians, journalists, writers, representatives of various editor forums, lawyers, religious and civil society leaders, businessmen and representatives from other prominent sections of the society joined the special prayers for late Bukhari and expressed solidarity with the family including Syed Rafi-ud-Din Bukhari, Syed Basharat Bukhari and other family members.
Meanwhile, a condolence meeting was also organized by Jammu and Kashmir Adbi Markaz Kamraz under the chairmanship of the noted poet and litterateur Prof Rehman Rahi in connection with Rasm-e-Chaharum of Bukhari at his native village Kreeri.
Paying rich tributes to Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the speakers highlighted his commendable role in journalistic and literary fields.
Three motorcycle-borne assailants fired at Bukhari and two of his security guards in the Press Enclave area of Srinagar on June 14 killing all the three.