BJP promoting ‘The Kashmir Files’ with eye on polls in Gujarat, Rajasthan: Raut


Shiv Sena Member of Parliament, Sanjay Raut has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is promoting ‘The Kashmir Files’ movie with an eye on the forthcoming Assembly polls in Gujarat and Rajasthan and also said an attempt has been made in the film to suppress several “harsh truths”.

In his weekly column ‘Rokhthok’ in Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, Raut said that it was the BJP’s promise to ensure the return of displaced Kashmiri Pandits to Kashmir, but the same has not happened despite the abrogation of Article 370, and sought to know whose failure it was.

Raut also labelled Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being the main promoter of the film. The Rajya Sabha member noted that Kashmiri Sikhs and Muslims, too, were among those killed in Kashmir at that time, besides Kashmir Pandits.

He further added there was a BJP-supported V P Singh government in the country when the Kashmiri Pandits and Sikhs had to leave Kashmir in 1990.

An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer in Madhya Pradesh, Niyaz Khan has said that films on killing of Muslims should also be made.

Niyaz Khan in a series of tweets said “Kashmir Files shows the pain of Brahmins. The producer must also make a movie to show the killings of a large number of Muslims across several states of India. Muslims are not insects, but human beings and citizens of the country.”

Niyaz Khan holds the post of deputy secretary in the Madhya Pradesh Public Works Department. He has also authored seven books

“Thinking to write a book to show the massacre of Muslims on different occasions so that a movie like Kashmir Files could be produced by some producer, so that the pain and suffering of minorities could be brought before Indians,” the IAS officer Niyaz Khan tweeted.

In another tweet, the MP bureaucrat said: “There is a violent section of society who has blocked their ears to hear the truth.