Danish Siddiqui News: Danish Siddiqui, an Indian journalist, has been murdered in Afghanistan. Photojournalist Siddiqui was caught in the crossfiring of Taliban and Afghan security forces.
Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui
Danish Siddiqui Death in Afghanistan: The world’s leading media organizations and rights groups have condemned the killing of Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui in Afghanistan and called for a thorough investigation. Also appealed to the officials to make better arrangements to protect the members of the press. Siddiqui, 38, died while covering a clash between Afghan soldiers and the Taliban in Spin Boldak, Kandahar city.
Siddiqui, who was accompanying Afghan troops, was injured in the attack on Thursday night and died on Friday. Siddiqui was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 as part of Reuters’ team for covering the Rohingya crisis (Danish Siddiqui Afghanistan). He has covered the Afghan conflict, the Hong Kong protests, and many major cities in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The pictures taken of him were liked all over the world.
Demand for detailed investigation of murder
New York’s Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on the death of Indian Journalist Killed in Afghanistan appealed to the Afghan authorities to conduct a speedy and detailed investigation into the killing of Siddiqui and take all possible measures to protect members of the press. The International Press Institute, a global network of media professionals, on Friday expressed grief over Siddiqui’s death and termed it a “huge loss” to journalism.
A total of five journalists died this year
Siddiqui is the fifth journalist killed in Afghanistan this year. According to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 65 journalists and human rights activists have been killed since 2018. There is a struggle in this country for the last 20 years. The situation worsened when US President Joe Biden announced that he would fully withdraw American troops by September 11. Since then, the Taliban have intensified attacks and when the withdrawal process is almost complete, the Taliban have captured large parts of the country.
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