26 September, 2020

At Rising Kashmir, The Afterglow

At the Rising Kashmir office in Srinagar’s Press Enclave, the assassination of its editor Shujaat Bukhari on June 14 continues to haunt the staff...

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At Rising Kashmir, The Afterglow
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2018-06-22T15:12:16+05:30

Teary-eyed, they trooped into the office one by one, choking on words as they exchanged greetings after two days of Eid holidays. At the Rising Kashmir office in Srinagar’s Press Enclave, the assassination of its editor Shujaat Bukhari on June 14 continues to haunt the staff. It’s a time of intense grief for them. But, more importantly, also a time to not lose courage.

On Monday, as the staff assembled at the office for a condolence meeting, they recounted stories of his kindness and humility. Danish Nabi, the young opinion page editor of the paper, says it was difficult to get back to work after such a tragedy. “Somehow we summed up the courage,” he says, wiping away tears. The staff staged a demonstration to protest the killing, carrying placards seeking an investigation into the incident. The police have not revealed anything yet, except ­describing the killing as an “act of...

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