Photo journalist Danish Siddiqui: The body of photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in Afghanistan, will be handed over to the cemetery of Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi. This information was issued in a statement on Sunday.
Jamia Millia Islamia said in a statement, “The Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia has accepted the request of the family of photojournalist Danish Siddiqui to bury his body in the university cemetery. This cemetery has been specially built for the employees of the university, their spouses and minor children.
dead body will reach delhi today
The body of Danish Siddiqui from Afghanistan will come to India today. It is being told that by around 6 pm, his body will reach Delhi Airport. The Taliban handed over the body of Danish to the International Red Cross Committee, after which the body is being brought to India.
Danish Siddiqui did his Masters from this university and his father Akhtar Siddiqui was the Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University. Siddiqui studied at AJK Mass Communication Center (MCRC) in the year 2005-2007. Jamia Teachers Association has condoled the death of Danish Siddiqui.
Siddiqui was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the year 2018 while working for the news agency Reuters. On Friday this week, he was assassinated in the Afghan town of Spin Boldak, bordering Pakistan. He was associated with the Afghan Special Forces at the time of the assassination. He died while covering a fierce battle between Afghan soldiers and Taliban militants.
India condemned the murder of Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary at UNSC, said, “We condemn the killing of Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui while he was on a reporting assignment in Kandahar, Afghanistan yesterday. I express my deepest condolences to his bereaved family.”
UN Secretary General expressed grief
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed grief over the killing of Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui in Afghanistan. At the same time, the UN mission in the war-torn country has demanded an inquiry into the killing of him and other journalists. The Secretary-General’s Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said in his daily press briefing on Friday: “The Secretary-General expressed grief over journalists killed or actually victims of harassment anywhere in the world. Also Danish Siddiqui’s case is one such case.”
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