Telangana chief minister Okay Chandrashekar Rao on Monday joined the refrain towards the not too long ago launched Bollywood movie ‘The Kashmir Files’ which depicts the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from the Valley within the Nineties following systematic killings of individuals from the group by Pakistan-backed terrorists.
“What is the film The Kashmir Files? If there is any progressive government, there should be irrigation files and economic files. Who wants The Kashmir Files?… The central government is asking its employees to go and watch the movie. What kind of politics is this? Who is responsible for the atmosphere in the country?” KCR stated, in an obvious assault on the BJP leaders, together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who hailed the Vivek Agnihotri-directed movie.
“In Delhi, Kashmir pandits say that some people are doing this for the votes, we did not get any benefits,” KCR added.
The Telangana chief minister additionally demanded the Centre to purchase the Yasangi crop. “Our ministers will go to New Delhi tomorrow to ask the Centre for the same. This is an important food sector in India. There has to be a uniform food grain policy in the country,” information company ANI quoted KCR as saying.
The film, produced by Zee Studios, has triggered a political furore. While the Opposition has known as it a “propaganda film”, a number of BJP-ruled states, together with Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, have exempted the movie from leisure tax.
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Several Opposition leaders have alleged that the federal government was looking for to unfold hatred in society by the film.
Recently, Modi additionally endorsed the film, saying it’s incumbent on those that struggle for the reality to make sure that all efforts to current historical past in the proper context are supported.
Opposition leaders equivalent to former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah questioned the film and demanded a recent probe into the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits within the Nineties.
On Sunday, senior Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad had stated “Pakistan and militancy” have been accountable for what has occurred in Jammu and Kashmir.
“I believe that Mahatma Gandhi was the biggest Hindu and secularist. Pakistan and militancy are responsible for what has happened in Jammu and Kashmir, it has affected all Hindus, Kashmiri Pandits, Kashmiri Muslims, Dogras,” the Congress veteran stated in Jammu.
“Political parties may create a divide 24×7 on basis of religion, caste and other things… I am not forgiving any party including mine (Congress)… Civil society should stay together. Justice must be given to everyone irrespective of caste and religion,” Azad added.
Last week, Union residence minister Amit Shah additionally met the crew of the movie which, he stated, was a daring illustration of fact.