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Reuters Journalist Danish Siddiqui Laid to Rest in Delhi

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

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>The mortal remains of slain Reuters chief photojournalist Danish Siddiqui were laid to rest at the Jamia Millia Islamia graveyard. Representational photo.</p></div>
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The mortal remains of slain Reuters chief photojournalist Danish Siddiqui were brought to Delhi on Sunday, 18 July evening, and were laid to rest at the Jamia Millia Islamia graveyard.

"The Air India flight carrying the mortal remains of Danish Siddiqui landed at Delhi airport," a university official had said earlier in the evening.

Siddiqui's remains were taken to his home in Delhi, and his last rites were carried out later on Sunday evening.

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    Danish Siddiqui's remains being taken to his home in Delhi.

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    <div class="paragraphs"><p>Danish&nbsp;Siddiqui's remains being taken to his home in Delhi.</p></div>
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    Danish Siddiqui's remains being taken to his home in Delhi.

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    <div class="paragraphs"><p>Danish&nbsp;Siddiqui's remains being taken to his home in Delhi.</p></div>

Siddiqui's family had a long enduring connection with the university and the vice-chancellor said that an exception has been made for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

"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 children," the university said in a statement earlier on Sunday, reported PTI.
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Siddiqui himself did his schooling from Jamia and followed it up with a graduation in Economics as well as a masters in Mass Communication from the university's AJK Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC) from 2005 -2007.

Moreover, his father Mohammad Akhtar Siddiqui had held the position of Dean of Faculty of Education at the university.

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.

Siddiqui leaves behind his wife and two young children.

(With inputs from PTI)

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