‘The Kashmir Files’ director Vivek Agnihotri gets ‘Y’ category security

New Delhi: The central government has provided ‘Y’ category security cover to ‘The Kashmir Files’ director Vivek Agnihotri, which has CRPF cover across India. Government sources gave this information on Friday.

The film, which focuses on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in the 1990s, has been mired in controversy since its release on March 11 and has conflicting views from the BJP and opposition parties. At the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his support for the recently released film ‘The Kashmir Files’ against the efforts he claimed were being made to defame it.

Bringing out the truth in the right way, said that the PM is always in favor of the country.

Directed by filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, ‘Kashmir Files’ revolves around the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in the year 1990.

On the other hand, opposition parties are criticizing the film for showing “half-truths”.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav took a jibe at Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for supporting the film ‘The Kashmir Files’ and said that if a film on Kashmir can become ‘The Kashmir Files’, then ‘Lakhimpur Files’ can also be made. . ,

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the film ‘The Kashmir Files’ shows half-truths and said that not only Hindus, but Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs were also killed in Kashmir.

The film, which released in theaters on March 11, stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumar and others.

It revolves around the massacre of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990 and is directed by Vivek Agnihotri, who is known for films like ‘Tashkent Files’, ‘Hate Story’ and ‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’.

The film has been declared tax-free in several states including Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Goa, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttarakhand. (ANI)

First published:March 18, 2022, 1:46 pm

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