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Slain photojournalist Danish Siddiqui to be laid to rest at Jamia Millia Islamia graveyard

 Danish Siddiqui's family had a long enduring connection with the university, which has made an exception for him.
 

Slain photojournalist Danish Siddiqui to be laid to rest at Jamia Millia Islamia graveyard-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Jul 18, 2021, 6:08 PM IST
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The mortal remains of slain Reuters chief photojournalist Danish Siddiqui will be laid to rest at the Jamia Millia Islamia graveyard, a statement from the university said on Sunday, 18 July

"Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Vice Chancellor accepted the request of the family of late photojournalist Danish Siddiqui to bury his body at the JMI graveyard meant exclusively for university employees, their spouses and minor child," the university said in the statement.

Siddiqui had done his masters from the university. His father Akhtar Siddiqui was the Dean of the Faculty of Education there. Danish Siddiqui had studied at AJK Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC) from 2005 -2007. The Jamia Teachers' Association (JTA) expressed condolences at the death of Danish Siddiqui.

The Jamia Teachers' Association (JTA) expressed condolences at the death of Danish Siddiqui.

The Officiating Director of AJK MCRC said, "Danish was one of the brightest stars in our hall of fame and a proactive alumnus who kept returning to his alma mater to share with students his work and experiences. We will miss him deeply but are determined to keep his memory alive."

Siddiqui was killed on 16 July in crossfire while covering the military conflict between Afghan security forces and the Taliban near a border crossing with Pakistan.

The Indian journalist had been covering the situation in Kandahar over the last few days.

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