The Kashmir Files, directed by Vivek Agnihotri shows how academia in India has been infiltrated by far-left hooligans who lie through their teeth about Kashmir. They openly call for Kashmir’s separation from India, giving it the name of ‘independence’. The film exposes the hypocrisy of such specimens by showing how they remain indifferent to the plight of Kashmiri Pandits, who, unlike Kashmiri Muslims, are actually victims of genocide. Therefore, in such a backdrop, it was expected for liberals to lose their minds once the film hit the big screen.
Unsurprisingly, that is what has happened. Liberals are not being able to sleep for the past two days. They cannot fathom how such a film, which depicts true events of the 1991 genocide, was allowed to hit the silver screen in India.
Liberal Posteriors on Fire
Anupama Chopra, for example, decided to conclude that the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits was a figment of the Indian Right’s imagination. In a review which was written by someone called Rahul Desai and which was published by Chopra, the movie is called a bad attempt at propaganda or worse, a “revisionist drama” saying that the “film reimagines the exodus as a full-scale genocide – where every Hindu is a tragic Jew, every Muslim is a murderous Nazi”.
The review further says, “Even if I were to buy into the film’s dodgy worldview, the film-making is exploitative – geared towards riding the current wave of Hindu nationalism rather than empathizing with the displaced victims of history. None of it stems from a genuine space of understanding or curiosity, with the writing operating on only two extreme levels: verbose discussions and all-out torture porn”.
A Twitter user called Samrat X had the following to say about the film: “There’s a whole new atrocity propaganda movie by a bhakt filmmaker about the Kashmiri Pandit genocide. According to Prof Sumantra Bose citing KP org, 32 KPs were killed. More Bengali Hindus than that were killed in Assam during Bongal Kheda. Where’s the movie on that genocide?”
Essentially, using a page of some random book, the man concluded that not more than 32 Kashmiri Pandits were killed during the exodus.
Dhruv Rathee, meanwhile, had quite a brilliant idea. According to him, Kashmiri jihadis should have been humanised keeping in mind the secular fabric of India. He said, “There are two ways to talk about a horrifying event. 1. You retell the story with lots of gore and brutality to fuel hatred in people. 2. You retell the story with a message to promote empathy, humanity and inclusiveness in people.” His tweet has since been deleted.
Islamists are on overdrive as well. How dare any film expose them for their crimes in Kashmir? So, Hussain Saeed, originally from Uttar Pradesh and currently living in Mumbai, had filed a PIL in the Bombay High Court, asking the court to ban the film, saying that the film shows Muslims killing Kashmiri Pandits. The PIL further alleged that the incidents in the film have been shown in a one-sided manner, due to which anger can arise among Hindus thereby affecting the law and order in the country.
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The Kashmir Files will turn your stomach upside down. It will make you break down. It is perhaps the first film that does not shy away from showing reality as it was in the Kashmir of 1991 and the years that followed. The film is gory. It is definitely not for the faint-hearted. The film unapologetically shows how Kashmiri Hindus were given a clear choice by Islamist terrorists of the valley. Their condition was: ‘Ralive-Tsalive-ya Galive’ (Convert, leave or perish).
Because The Kashmir Files shows the truth, liberals are on a mission to sabotage it.