Rahul Gandhi greets J&K Pulitzer winners and attracts BJP's wrath
NEW DELHI: BJP on Tuesday he attacked later Rahul Gandhi He congratulated three photojournalists from Jammu and Kashmir for winning the Prize and asked Rahul to explain as if he agreed with the quote from the prize that describes Kashmir as disputed territory.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra attacked Congress over Rahul's congratulatory tweet to the photojournalists and alleged that the Congress MP had endorsed those who considered Kashmir a contested territory.
Praising the three award-winning Associated Press photojournalists for winning the Pulitzer Prize for their stunning images of life in the Valley, Rahul tweeted: Congratulations to Indian photojournalists Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan, and Channi Anand for winning a Pulitzer Prize for their powerful images. of life in Jammu and Kashmir. They make us all proud. ”
His “endorsement” of the photojournalists prompted BJP to question Congress’s stand on Kashmir. 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 .
He also posted some photos, which he said were taken by one of the winning photographers, to ask Rahul if he agreed with their content.
Patra said the Pulitzer quote mentioned Kashmir as a disputed territory and that India had revoked Kashmir's independence by repealing Kashmir.
Rahulji, the award winning title of the photograph says Busy India Kashmir. Do you agree with that? Patra asked in another tweet.
Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt said: Thanks to the team inside Kashmir, the world was able to witness a dramatic escalation of the region's long struggle for independence.
Pulitzer board administrator Dana Canedy declared the winners from her living room via a live YouTube stream.
In a statement on its website following the announcement, the Pulitzer committee said Kashmir photographers were selected for their shocking images of life in the disputed Himalayan territory.