Shujaat Bukhari was a traditionalist to the core, says Literati


Pledging that they will take forward the incomplete mission of Dr. Syed Shujaat Bukhari the literati, poets and scholars from Literary Form Bandipora on Sunday said that he was an inspiration and role model for them. Speakers on the occasion hat such brutal killings cannot deter them to fulfill the aim which Bukhari couldn’t achieve.

“We will take forward the mission ahead which Bukhari left in the middle whatever will be the consequences, the killing grow and refresh and makes us strong to achieve the goal,” they said. A galaxy of intellectuals and scholars on Sunday organized a condolence meeting under the banner of Literary Forum Bandipora to pay tributes to Martyr Shujaat Bukhari.

During the occasion, it was decided that forum will organize a day-long thematic conference titled ‘Fikr-i-Shujaat’ on 22 July in Bandipora with the aim to explore thought and ideas of martyr Shujaat Bukhari. During the condolence meet may scholars and poets including Gul Tanveer, Zahid G N, Mir Dachgami, G H Tahir highlighted the contribution of Shujaat Bukhari. Speakers said that Bukhari was a role model for his followers. They said that the death of Bukhari is an irreparable loss to the Journalistic and literary community of the state.

Mir Tariq Secretary LFB presented a detailed personal sketch of Shujaat Bukhari. While presenting his paper Mir said that Bukhari was an epitome of truth, tradition, and clarity. “Bukhari was a man of ideas and ideals, he treads the path with keeping the ideology of peace, love, and truth along. He had has his own ideology based on truth, peace, and justice” Mir said.

Bukhari was a traditionalist who always remains stuck to the tradition of Kashmir society thus always yearn peace, justice and truth, Mir said, “He was a public intellectual who spoke truth to the power without looking for the consequences”. Gul Tanveer Vice President LFB said that Bukhari was a traditionalist to the core who always work for the equality in thought and ideas so that a traditionalistic coherence can be achieved within the Kashmir nation.

“No one could match his intellectual and thinking traits. He was a man with a mission who was murdered to speak truth representing the oppressed” Tanveer said. President Literary Forum Bandipora Mubashr Nazki while paying tribute to Bukhari with wet eyes said that there is no alternative for Bukhari. He was the man of unique traits who contributed to Literature and Journalism alike. “Bukhari was the man with leadership qualities he always works for the encouragement of oppressed and unrepresented yearning for producing literature of quality,” Nazki said.

While concluding the session condolence prayer were led by Moulana Bashir Ahmed, the others who were resent on the occasion include Mubashir Muztarib, Irshad Ahemed,Rouf  Gahyal, G N Zahid, Yousuf M, Manzoor Qaiyasi, Sufi Showaket, Mir Tariq. Later Forum decided to organize day-long conference under the tilted ‘Fikr-i-Shujaat’ on 22 July 2018 at Bandipora with the aim of exploring the thought an ideas of Shujaat Bukhari. “We are holding the conference to explore Bukhari’s thought, the conference will be a yearly event with varied themes every yearn” aid General Secretary LFB Manzoor Muntazir.

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