Banglahant Desk: After the removal of Section 370, curfew and lockdown continued for several months in Jammu and Kashmir. In such a situation, three photographers from Kashmir captured the state environment on their cameras and showed it to the people of the state. The three are Yasin Dar, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand. They work for the news agency AP. He has now been awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Feature Photography Journalism Award for promoting Kashmir. After the removal of Article 360, three photographers received the Feature Photography Award for coverage.
He carried out his responsibilities well despite the adverse conditions of the valley. Cameras were often hidden in vegetable baskets to avoid protesters. The three photographers also took pictures at the Delhi office of the protest, police-paramilitary forces and the People's Life Organization.
Yasin Dar, a resident of Srinagar, said in an email that the task was to look for rats and cats. It is difficult to get the picture in Delhi as the internet is off. We would go to the Delhi office and from there share the photos to the people of the state through the internet.
At the same time, Channi Anand, who lives in Jammu, says, ‘I have been working with AP for 20 long years. And today, after so many years, I am honored with this award. I am very happy. But I have no language to express happiness. '
“This honor is not just for us,” said Gary Prayut, CEO of the news agency. For the great work of the Institute. Everyone deserves this. Our entire team working in Kashmir deserves congratulations for this. News photographers Diu Nulio Cherry and Rebecca Blackwell were also finalists for the award. He had coverage during the Haiti violence. Cherry was also shot, but she continued her work. All five photographers have done well for the institute.
After August 5, the internet was off in Kashmir for several months. The government then divided the state into two Union Territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Earlier, prominent Kashmir leaders were also placed under house arrest. The curfew lasted for several months and telephone as well as internet services were banned there. In such a scenario, journalists in Kashmir filed a petition in the Supreme Court alleging that their work was being hampered by the internet shutdown.