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Three Indian photojournalists win Pulitzer Prize in feature photography

Srinagar: Congratulatory messages have been pouring in for 3 photojournalists from Jammu and Kashmir who’ve gained the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in characteristic images for his or her work in the course of the shutdown within the area following abrogation of Article 370 in August final 12 months.

Mukhtar Khan, Yasin Dar and Channi Anand — three photojournalists working with the Related Press (AP) — had been amongst those that had been awarded the Pulitzer final evening. Khan and Dar are journalists primarily based in Srinagar, whereas Anand relies in Jammu.

Mukhtar Khan (Picture Supply: Twitter)

“It’s been a difficult year for journalists in Kashmir & that’s saying something considering the last 30 years haven’t exactly been easy. Congratulations to @daryasin, @muukhtark_khan & @channiap on this prestigious award. More power to your cameras,” Nationwide Convention chief Omar Abdullah mentioned in a tweet.

Channi Anand (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Iltija Mufti, daughter of PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, whereas congratulating the photojournalists, mentioned the scribes from the union territory had been profitable accolades overseas however are punished again dwelling.

“Congratulations @daryasin @muukhtark_khan for your exemplary photography capturing the humanitarian crisis in Kashmir post illegal abrogation of Article 370. Bizarre that our journalists win accolades abroad but are punished under draconian laws on home turf,” she tweeted from her mom’s Twitter account.

The journalist fraternity has additionally hailed the primary Pulitzer winners from Jammu and Kashmir.

“A proud moment for all in our tribe across Jammu and Kashmir and beyond,” veteran journalist Yusuf Jameel mentioned.

Yasin Dar (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Taking to Twitter, Yasin Dar thanked all people for his or her help.”Thanks colleagues, buddies, brothers. I might identical to to say thanks for standing by us at all times. It’s an honour and a privilege past any we might have ever imagined. It’s overwhelming to obtain this honour,” tweeted Dar.

(With PTI Inputs)

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