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COURSE TOPIC THE HINDU EDITORIAL TIMES 16 - JUNE - 2018
TITLE ACT OF INTIMIDATION
HEADLINE The murder of Shujaat Bukhari is aimed at silencing the middle ground in J&K
ACT OF INTIMIDATION The death of Shujaat Bukhari in a terrorist attack at close range in Srinagar has taken away a journalist who held bold and independent opinions on the conflict in Kashmir and how it should be resolved. In the choice of target and the timing of the murder, the attack sends out a chilling message: that on the eve of Id-ul-Fitr and in the closing days of the government's Ramzan ceasefire against militants, there are forces determined to gut the emerging consensus for extending the cease-ops and preparing the ground for dialogue.
ACT OF INTIMIDATION Whichever terrorist group chose to kill him would have been aware of the consequences of his death. This has been a dark week in Jammu and Kashmir. Two security personnel with Bukhari were killed in the attack in Srinagar's Press Colony. On Thursday too, the body of Aurangzeb, a jawan with the 44 Rashtriya Rifles who had been kidnapped while on his way home for the ld holiday, was found in Pulwama district riddled with bullets. In Bandipora, two militants and anArmy jawan were killed
ACT OF INTIMIDATION Days earlier, terrorists killed two policemen in Pulwama. It is easy to spot the insistence to pull Kashmir back into the cycle of violence that was sought to be broken by the ceasefire. It is a challenge that the governments at the Centre and the State, as well as the security forces, would have been prepared for, and they must not allow these provocations to dim the case for a more humane outreach.
ACT OF INTIMIDATION Bukhari's killing highlights the dangers that reporters and editors face in the country_ his death draws a direct line to the attacks on countless journalists including the murders last year of Gauri Lankesh in Karnataka and Santanu Bhowmik in Tripura. It also underscores the irreplaceable role of the journalist in Kashmir, where daily lives are negotiated amid conflicting narratives, ideologies and affinities(liking).
ACT OF INTIMIDATION CONCLUSION To reconcile these, the reporter needs to have in his tool kit an open heart, the persistence to tease out stories and connect all dots, no matter how they may disturb nationalist or separatist sentiments Bukhari enlightened readers even as he mentored journalists as the editor and founder of Rising Kashmir, and earlier as The Hindu's correspondent
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