The debate over the film ‘The Kashmir Files’ on Kashmiri Pandits continues. Now Karni Sena President Suraj Pal Amu has expressed his differing opinion about the film. He has raised the demand to give 50 percent of the earnings from the film to the suffering Kashmiri Pandits. Amu says that if film director Vivek Agnihotri does not do this, then Karni Sainik will not watch this film.
Amu said, “Director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri has shown courage by showing aspects related to the genocide and displacement of Kashmiri Pandits in ‘The Kashmir Files’. The governments of all the states are also making the film tax free, so now half of the film’s earnings should be donated to help the victims.”
Amu further states, “if the producers and directors fail to contribute to the welfare of displaced Kashmiris, it would be assumed that they produced the film only to cash in on the suffering of the displaced people and have no genuine concern for their welfare.”
On the other hand, Congress is also attacking BJP, accusing it of healing wounds. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala had said in a statement that when Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee under the shadow of terror and barbarism in 1990, what were 85 BJP MPs, with whose support the VP Singh government was at the Centre, doing? Instead of giving security to the Kashmiri Pandits, why did the Governor instigate the Pandits to flee?
Congress said, Rajiv Gandhi gheraoed Parliament, raised his voice when Kashmiri Pandits were being persecuted and exodus under the BJP-backed government. But the BJP gave tacit support to this tragedy, taking out ‘Rath Yatra’ for political gains.