AMK observes Shujaat Day

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Srinagar, Jun 16: Scholars and activists on Sunday said that Shujaat Bukhari was an intellectual journalist and linguistic activist who mastered tradition of speaking truth to power and fought tirelessly for the upkeep of Kashmir identity.

A galaxy of scholars, poets and intellectuals on Sunday observed Shujaat Day at Conference Hall Poloview Srinagar organised by Adbi Markaz Kamraz J&K in collaboration with state’s Information Department where they discussed life and thought of Shujaat Bukhari on his first death anniversary.

Speakers in one voice said that Shujaat Bukahri was a hero of Kashmir who died hero’s death while up keeping the dwindling identity of Jammu and Kashmir.

Senior Journalist Muhmmad Sayed Malik delivered a special Shujaat lecture during the event and discussed his professional and valour of speaking truth.

They said that Shujaat globalised the Kashmir identity and tirelessly fought for the upkeep the identity at grass root level.

Convenor Sahityia Academy Kashmir Advisory Board Aziz Hajini during his inaugural speech said that Shujaat was a man of emotions who keep the tradition of speaking truth to the power when people were using words with care.

“Shujaat worked tirelessly for safeguard the identity of Kashmir and always called spade a spade,” Hajini said.

“He was committed to the cause of Kashmir identity and his death was felt across the globe beyond communities,” Hajini said.

Hajini said that the best tribute to Shujaat will be to follow his mission and professionalism.

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