The new movie by Vivek Agnihotri on the genocide and exodus of Kashmiri Pandits/Hindus from the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the 1990s has kicked up a row. It has been severely criticized by people having vested political interests. In this Small Talk video, we take a look at why it has rubbed so many big shots the wrong way?
The Zee news article on how the latest controversy broke out, can be seen here – https://zeenews.india.com/hindi/zeesalaam/entertainment/shia-community-angry-with-controversial-scene-in-kashmir-files-film-smzs/1110709
As seen in the trailer, “The Kashmir Files” shows how the Urban Naxals used slogans to heat up sentiments against the minority Hindu community. This in turn resulted in mass violence against Hindus. The genocide of Kashmiri Pandits led to a mass exodus. Today the Indian government has abolished the unconstitutional Article 370 and separated Leh-Laddakh from the folds of Jammu-Kashmir. Let’s hope to see more positive changes in the future.
A 3 minute 30-second video trailer of “The Kashmir Files”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A179apttY58