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The Kashmir Files: Assam CM urges Kejriwal not to rub salt into Hindus’ wounds

He urged Kejriwal to stop ‘constantly mocking’ the Kashmiri Pandits.

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  • The Kashmir Files' is a story, based on video interviews of the first generation victims of the Genocide of Kashmiri Pandit Community In 1990.

GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of using the Delhi assembly “to rub salt in wound of Hindus”. He urged Kejriwal to stop ‘constantly mocking’ the Kashmiri Pandits.

He make this statement a Day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged makers of the film ‘The Kashmir Files’ to put the film on YouTube and denied the film to be made tax-free for people in Delhi.

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He also said that the sufferings of Kashmiri Pandits “are a result of such condescending attitude and appeasement politics of secularists”.

“If you don’t want to make #KashmirFiles tax-free, don’t. But stop this constant mocking of Kashmiri Pandits. Their sufferings are a result of such condescending attitude & appeasement politics of secularists. It doesn’t behove a CM to use the Assembly to rub salt in wound of Hindus,” Sarma said.

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Slamming the BJP for promoting ‘The Kashmir Files’ and demanding that it be made tax-free in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said, “Some people were earning crores” by exploiting the suffering of Kashmiri Pandits, while BJP leaders had been “reduced” to putting up posters of the movie.”

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“If the BJP wants everyone to watch the movie, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri should release it on YouTube so that it is available to everyone for free,” Kejriwal said in Delhi Assembly on Thursday.

The Vivek-Agnihotri directed ‘Kashmir Files’ that was released in theatres on March 11 stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumaar and others. It revolves around the killings of Kashmiri Pandits in the 1990s. The movie, which has been made tax free in several states in the country has caught up in controversy with BJP and Opposition parties sparring over the portrayal of the incidents it depicts.

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