Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah said on Monday that films like The Kashmir Files were creating hatred in India and should be stopped. He said that the atmosphere of hatred against Muslims in India was creating anger among Muslim youth in Kashmir.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said on Monday that films like Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files were giving rise to hatred in the nation and should be stopped. The film is centred on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in the 1990s.
Farooq Abdullah’s statement comes in light of the recent killing of Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Bhat in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“We met J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday to raise the issue of the deteriorating law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir. At the meeting, I told him that the film ‘The Kashmir Files’ has created hatred in the country. Is it possible that a Muslim killed a Hindu, put his blood in rice and asked his wife to eat it? Such things [films] should be stopped. Media that spreads hatred should be stopped,” J&K National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah said.
He added, “The atmosphere of hatred against Muslims in the country is giving rise to anger among Muslim youth in Kashmir.” (India Today)