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

new Delhi: Vivek Agnihotri, director of ‘The Kashmir Files’ has been provided ‘Y’ category security cover and CRPF cover pan India by the central government, news agency. ANI Quoting sources.

‘The Kashmir Files’ focuses on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in the 1990s. The film, which released on March 11, has been embroiled in controversy as the BJP and the opposition parties have conflicting views on it.

On Tuesday, at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his support for ‘The Kashmir Files’ against the efforts he claimed were being made to defame it.

Meanwhile, opposition parties are criticizing ‘The Kashmir Files’ for showing ‘half-truths’.

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav took a dig at BJP leaders for supporting ‘The Kashmir Files’ and said that if a film can be made on Kashmir, then ‘Lakhimpur Files’ can also be made.

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

‘The Kashmir Files’ stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumar among others. The film has been declared tax-free in several states including Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Goa, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttarakhand.

First published:March 18, 2022, 1:03 pm

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