Indian photojournalist present in Kandahar, Afghanistan has been murdered. The name of the journalist has been given as Danish Siddiqui. According to the information, he was associated with the international news agency Reuters. He had been there for a few days for coverage on the latest developments in Afghanistan. Danish was a Pulitzer Prize winner. Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Fareed Mamundje has expressed deep sorrow on his death. He told that he had met Danish two weeks ago. Farid has described him as his close friend.
Let us tell you that Danish died during the gunfight between the Afghan army and the Taliban. During this, he was shot. Tolo News reported that 40-year-old Danish was in Kandahar's Spin Boldak district during the conflict. According to the news of the newspaper, he was working in Kandahar for some time. Danish, who hails from Mumbai, had a bachelor's degree in economics from Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University. After this, he also did a course in Mass Communication from here. He started his career as a TV journalist. After this, he again firmly established himself in this field as a photojournalist.
Danish's death took place at a time when a special conference was going on in Tashkent on the issue of Afghanistan. Representatives of Pakistan including India were also present in this two-day meeting. It was attended by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar from India and Imran Khan from the Pakistan side.
Significantly, the situation in Afghanistan is becoming increasingly challenging. These are not only challenging for the people living here, but also full of challenges for the people who work here. In a few months, the threat from the Taliban to those working here has also increased significantly. In view of the threat, about 56 Indians have also been brought back home from the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan.
Let us tell you that the conflict between the Taliban and the Afghan army has increased significantly in Afghanistan for some time. Ever since the US started withdrawing its forces from here, the Taliban have started spreading their feet here. According to Taliban leaders, they have captured more than 80 percent of the area here. Its neighbors are very worried about the increasing steps of the Taliban in Afghanistan.