Minhas pays homage to Syed Shujjat Bukhari

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MUZAFFARABAD,(Parliament Times): Minister of Information, Tourism and Sports Raja Mushtaq Ahmed Minhas has paid a rich tribute to senior Kashmiri journalist Syed Shujjat Bukhari on his second martyrdom anniversary.

In a statement issued here on Monday he said that Dr. Bukhari was a leading voice for peace, justice and rights in Jammu and Kashmir and ever-lasting Indo-Pakistan peace.

He said Shujjat Bukhari raised voice for people of the state by inviting the international community about the continued deterioration of peace in South Asia following persistent deprivation of the people of Kashmir of their due right of self-determination by India particularly.

He said that Syed Shujaat Bukhari’s efforts to bring together journalists from both the sides of the state would always be remembered. Minhas said that Bukhari was targeted by the Indian Army and its operatives while he was leaving for home from his newspaper office. The Minister said India will never succeed in its dastardly designs to subdue the freedom movement in IOK