New Delhi: As a mark of respect and homage, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday (July 22) referred to as the daddy of the slain Pulitzer winner Indian journalist Danish Siddiqui. Throughout the cellphone dialog, he prolonged condolences to him.
The readout from the Afghan Presidential palace stated, “President Ashraf Ghani in a cellphone name right now, prolonged his deep condolence to father of Danish Siddiqui, the Reuters Company’s Indian photojournalist who was not too long ago killed throughout Taliban Assault in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar”, including, “The late journalist’s father expressed gratitude to President Ghani for his condolence.”
This afternoon, H.E President @ashrafghani referred to as Professor Sediqi, father of @Reuters journalist late Danish Sediqi & conveyed his condolences over the dying of his son to his household, pals & colleagues. Th Pres termed his dying as a fantastic loss for th journalism fraternity. pic.twitter.com/bAkVGLyfFi
— Aziz Amin (@azizamin786) July 22, 2021
Earlier, the Afghan international ministry was fast to increase its condolences on Siddiqui’s dying and reaffirmed the nation’s dedication to freedom of expression.
Siddiqui’s mortal stays had been introduced again to India on Sunday and he was buried in his alma mater Jamia Millia Islamia.
India had raised the killing of the journalist on the United Nations Safety Council. India’s International Secretary Harsh Shringla stated, “We condemn the killing of Indian Photograph Journalist Danish Siddiqui whereas he was on a reporting task in Kandahar in Afghanistan yesterday. I lengthen our sincerest condolences to his bereaved household.”
Indian Info and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur, media our bodies like International Correspondents Membership (FCC) of South Asia, and the Press Membership of India (PCI) additionally paid homage to the Pulitzer Prize winner Siddiqui.