By Muslim Mirror Staff
New Delhi: Indian Union Muslim League Delhi unit president Nisar Ahmad Naqshbandi said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should provide Rs 1 crore compensation to the family of Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed while covering a clash between Taliban and Afghan forces in Afghanistan’s Kandahar city. He further criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not offering condolences over Siddiqui’s death, Inquilab, India’s largest Urdu language newspaper reported.
”Indian Union Muslim Leagues declares Danish Siddiqui a martyr and urges Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to announce compensation for his family,” Naqshbandi said.
Siddiqui, who was conferred with Pulitzer Prize for his excellent work, was laid to rest at Jamia Millia Islamia graveyard on 18 July.
As a photojournalist, he had covered several important stories in Asia, Middle East and Europe. Some of his works include covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Rohingya refugees crisis, Hong Kong protests, Nepal earthquakes, Mass Games in North Korea and living conditions of asylum seekers in Switzerland.