Journalists protest against Shujaat’s assassination in Kashmir
The Valley journalists on Tuesday staged a protest against the assassination of veteran journalist and Editor-in-chief of ‘Daily Rising Kashmir’ Syed Shujaat Bukhari and the threat to Kashmiri journalists by BJP MLA, Lal Singh.The journalists from different organisations including freelancers assembled at Srinagar’s press enclave and marched towards Ghanta Ghar (Clock tower) here.The scribes were holding placards and banners reading slogans in favour of slain journalist and against Lal Singh.
The sit-in and protest march was organized by the Kashmir Valley journalists.Protesters demanded authorities to come up with the facts about the killing of a slain veteran journalist at an earliest.
Clocks that don’t keep time
The famed Clock Tower, also known as Ghanta Ghar, at the Lal Chowk is again defunct.Last year, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) installed four new clocks on the tower that have been sponsored by ‘Time and Sound’.Unfortunately, the clocks have again stopped showing time. The local traders and the frequent commutes have questioned the Srinagar Muincipal Corporation for failing to manage it properly.
Kashmir-2018 Wrap up
2018 proved to be the deadliest year, as 144 civilians and 250 militants were killed in numerous encounters and clashes. Besides, that 19-month-old Hiba Nisar became the youngest pellet victim in Kashmir.
At the beginning of the year, Kathua minor’s rape and murder shocked the whole humanity. In June, Shujaat Bukhari’s assassination shocked media fraternity.
Political activities were abuzz after the collapse of PDP-BJP Alliance. Many PDP legislators changed sides and joined Sajad Lone’s People’s Conference. Here is the wrap of 2018
Uri youth’s mysterious murder
On December 18, a 25-year-old Boniyar youth Azim Khan was found hanging in Baramulla. Azim had gone missing on December 13 after spending half the day in a gymnasium at Azad Gunj, Baramulla. Following which police constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the gruesome killing of a 25-year-old youth. The family of slain youth accuses Abdul Khaliq Buroo of Azad Gunj, the proprietor of the gym, for killing their son. The Baramulla family, however, denies allegations. The Kashmir Monitor team visited the native village of slain youth and talked to the Baramulla family, where Azim use to stay.