Srinagar : The International Press Institute India award for excellence in journalism has been given to Kashmir based NDTV reporter Nazir Massodi for its “expose of the conspiracy to scuttle” the Kathua rape and murder case probe.

In his message masoodi said , Most of all, I would like to thank and acknowledge the work of my colleagues who doggedly pursued every lead on this story, investigated every angle and ensured that the story of the little girl was heard around the country.

The rape and murder of 8-year-old girl wasn’t just another crime story. This was a horrific act against a child, which was followed by some of the ugliest communal polarisation we have seen. This horror was compounded by the shock of ministers in the state government attending rallies in support of the accused. We at NDTV stayed with the story from beginning to end, and last year, there was some justice as the key accused were found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

Several walks of people have congratulated Masoodi for wining the award.

“Social media” flooded with congrats🎉🎊 messages & love.

Shahid Peer on facebook

Showket Masoodi CSK on Facebook

Meanwhile Kashmir News Service team & Kupwara Times team & Press Club Kupwara have also congratulated Nazir Masoodi for winning the IPI award.

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