Srinagar: Kashmir Press Club (KPC) has congratulated three Jammu and Kashmir Associated Press photojournalists for winning Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for their Kashmir coverage during the 2019 clampdown.
Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan, and Channi Anand, were awarded the pulitzer “for striking images of life in the contested territory of Kashmir as India revoked its independence, executed through a communications blackout,” said the Pulitzer Prizes.
“This is the first ever Pulitzer Kashmiri journalists have won,” said the KPC in a statement issued here. “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.”
The KPC called the award an incredible honor and a big moment for all the media fraternity in Jammu and Kashmir “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,” said the KPC. “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.”