Srinagar, Jun 15: Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) today condemned the inhuman killing of senior journalist and man of many talents Dr Syed Shujaat Bukhari.
The Association said that it was deeply pained at the cowardly killing of one the leading intellectuals of Kashmir. “Shujaat Bukhari was not just a senior journalist, he was a mentor and guide for youngsters who wished to pursue this career. He handheld hundreds of youngsters and inspired thousands in their careers,” said G N Var president PSAJK.
A delegation of Association also participated in the funeral prayers of the deceased and prayed for the Allah’s blessing on the departed soul. “God had given gift of pen to Shujaat Bukhari and he used it for writing truth and trying to relieve pain of the society,” said Var. “In every era Islam granted huge respects to pen particularly intellectuals and scholars. And Shujaat was one of the rare breed of pen warriors who used the pen for general good and fight against social ills, ignorance and injustice.”
Shujaat’s inclination towards towards art, culture and literature has also been a beacon of hope for younger generation. Shujaat Bukhari had served as president of Adbee Markaz Kmaraz, which is the biggest Literary Organization in the state of J&K, for about five years besides working for promotion of Kashmiri language. “He took pride in Kashmiri culture and worked relentlessly to preserve, propagate and highlight it. He remained rooted to soil of Kashmir and this is a lesson for youth who want pursue their careers in any field but they should never forget their heritage,” said Var.
The Association prayed for highest place of Jannat for Shujaat and courage for the family to bear this huge loss. (KNS)