‘The Kashmir Files’ Shows Half Truth Says CM Baghel
- Baghel stressed that the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits depicted in the movie.
- He also underlined that not only Hindus, but Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs were also murdered in Kashmir.
- BJP MLAs have demanded to exempt ‘The Kashmir Files’ movie from entertainment tax in the state.
Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday said that the film ‘The Kashmir Files’ shows half-truths and added that not only Hindus but Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs were also murdered in Kashmir. “I watched ‘The Kashmir Files’, the film is made on the terrorist incidents that happened in Kashmir. The entire film is focused on only one family but in the end, the main hero emphasized that not only Hindus, the people of different religions including Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs were also murdered,” said the Chief Minister after watching the film.
“Half-truth is shown in the film. It is not appropriate to show one side in the film. If they (BJP-led central government) want to do politics through this and do preparations for 2024 Lok Sabha polls, then they are taking the country in a very wrong direction,” said Baghel. “It seems like an attempt has been made to promote someone’s ideology but I believe that the way the message has been delivered in this film will not be successful,” he added.
“This is the period of 1989-90 when VP Singh was the Prime Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani were leading at that time. Jagmohan was the Lieutenant Governor at that time. No attempt was made to stop the Kashmiri Pandits, but he asked the Kashmiri Pandits to leave. President’s rule was imposed there, but the army was not sent there. Even today the problem of Kashmiri Pandits is the same; 370 has been removed, but no work is being done for the resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits,” said Baghel.
When asked about the censor board should act for showing so much violence in the film, he said nowadays censor board has no importance. “Showing such violence will not have a very good impact on society. Talking about making the film tax-free in Chhattisgarh, the Chief Minister said, “BJP people are asking me to make the film tax-free, even the director of the film asked me to do so when the director met the Prime Minister why didn’t he asked for making the film tax-free across the country.”