Srinagar, May 05: Kashmir Press Club (KPC) on Tuesday congratulated three Jammu and Kashmir photojournalists for winning the biggest journalism award.
Three outstanding photojournalists from Jammu and Kashmir have won the world’s biggest journalism award for their coverage post-August 5 lockdown period. This is the first ever Pulitzer Kashmiri journalists have won.
Senior photographers from Kashmir Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand from Jammu have been awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography for extraordinary photojournalism of the crisis and military lockdown in Kashmir last year.
In a statement issued to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Kashmir Press Club congratulated Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand for winning the award. “This is an incredible honor for not only for them but for Kashmir Press Club as well as Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan happen to be our members,” KPC said.
They said this Pulitzer to the three photojournalists from J&K is an incredible honor and also a proud and big moment for all the media fraternity in J&K as the journalists in the region have always worked in toughest circumstances, risked their lives and always tried to deliver in a rationale and objective manner. “This award is recognition of the hard work and professionalism of these photo journalists and the Kashmir Press Club wishes more power to their cameras,” KPC said.
“The Pulitzer award to the two Kashmiri journalists is a reiteration that the independent journalism and free press are more important than ever in these times, when journalists in Kashmir have been working under the toughest conditions,” KPC added.