Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Thursday conveyed his condolences to the household and associates of killed Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui on cellphone.
Mr Siddiqui, the Chief Photographer for Reuters in India, was killed in violence in Kandahar’s Spin Boldak district.
“This afternoon, President Ashraf Ghani called Professor Siddiqui, father of Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui, and conveyed his condolences over the death of his son to his family, friends, and colleagues. The President termed his death as a great loss for the journalism fraternity,” mentioned Aziz Amin, Special Secretary to President Ghani.
Last week, Ashraf Ghani had expressed grief over the loss of life of Danish Siddiqui, who was killed masking the Taliban atrocities within the war-torn nation.
“I am deeply saddened by the shocking reports that Reuters Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was killed while covering the Taliban atrocities in Kandahar,” he had mentioned.
“While I extend my heartfelt condolences to Danish Sidiqqui’s family and also to our media family, I reiterate my government’s unwavering commitment to freedom of speech and protection of free media and journalists,” President Ghani had added.
India had raised the killing of the journalist on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
“We condemn the killing of Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui while he was on a reporting assignment in Kandahar in Afghanistan. I extend our sincerest condolences to his bereaved family,” Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla had mentioned in New York final week.
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