In yet another blow to the director of Kashmir Files Vivek Agnihotri, the Jewish Museum in Berlin has categorically denied the filmmaker’s claim that he and his wife were invited by the museum to “spread awareness about the problems of genocide and terrorism and how Indic Principles of Humanity” can solve it.
The Kashmir Files filmmaker, Vivek Agnihotri had recently shared a post on his Twitter account on 26 May, about organizing a month-long ‘Humanity Tour’ in different locations across Europe, with his actor-producer wife, Pallavi Joshi.
According to a report on The Wire, the museum committee said over an email, “There is no event planned with Mr. Agnihotri from our side, nor are we aware of any official visit to the museum.”
As per The Wire, this was reportedly the second event on Agnihotri’s tour which was cancelled, first being at the Oxford University. The event was postponed by the Oxford Union on 31 May, following which, the director released a video statement threatening to sue the Union. The event was then rescheduled to 1 July.
Agnihotri and his team were not allowed to video record the event. Furthermore, the Oxford Unversity had given a clear indication that it had no role in the event and it was a commercial booking.
A disgruntled Agnihotri uploaded a video referring to the whole episode as “Hinduphobic” and slamming the university for “the oppression of the minority” of Hindus.