Rahul Faces Flak For Greeting Kashmir Photojournalists


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi – File PicRAHU

New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday attacked the Congress after Rahul Gandhi congratulated three photojournalists from Jammu and Kashmir for winning the Pulitzer Prize and asked if the opposition party considers the Valley as an integral part of India or not.

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra attacked the Congress over its leader’s congratulatory tweet to the photojournalists, alleging that Gandhi had wished those who considered Kashmir a “contested territory”.

“Will Sonia Gandhi answer? Whether she and the Congress party concur with Rahul Gandhi on the issue of Kashmir not being an integral part of India! Rahul today congratulated those who got an award for considering Kashmir as a ‘Contested Territory’!” Patra said, posting the message with the hashtag “anti-national Rahul Gandhi”.

The Congress leader in his tweet had said, “Congratulations to Indian photojournalists Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand for winning a Pulitzer Prize for their powerful images of life in Jammu & Kashmir. You make us all proud.”

The BJP leader also posted some photographs, which he said were taken by one of the winning photographers, to ask Gandhi if agreed with their content.

Three photojournalists from Jammu and Kashmir have been awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for their “striking images of life” in the Valley.

Channi Anand, Mukhtar Khan and Dar Yasin of the Associated Press won in the feature photography category.

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