Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan, and Channi Anand the three 3 Indian photographers won the Pulitzer Award 2020 on Monday for their feature photography coverage on Kashmir. Yasin and Mukhtar is from Kashmir valley and Channi Khan is from Jammu. They are working with the Associate Press(AP).
They cover the region after massive restrictions were put in place by the government following the move to end Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and split it into two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. After the virtual announcement of Pulitzer Award 2020 via live stream on youtube, many Indians started congratulating them including the Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi and Kashmir Politician Omar Abdullah.
The Pulitzer award was first handed out in 1917, and its the most prestigious award in American Journalism.
Yasin said media “It’s not the story of the people I am shooting only, but it’s my story,” “It’s a great honor to be in the list of Pulitzer Award 2020 winners and to share my story with the world. The award left me speechless, i was shocked and could not believe it” Anand Said. “It was always cat-and-mouse, It was very hard, but we managed to file pictures,” Khan told.
Twitter was full and giving warm wishes to the Pulitzer Award 2020 winners of India:-