‘The Kashmir Files’ brings out pain, struggle of Kashmiri Pandits before world: Amit Shah


NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday described Bollywood film “The Kashmir Files”, which is based on the forced migration of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley, as a bold representation of truth.

He also said that the film highlighted before the world the sacrifice, unbearable pain and struggle of the Kashmiri Pandits.

Shah’s comments came after the film’s makers and actors, including Vivek Agnihotri, Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, met him here.

The home minister also posted on Twitter his picture along with the film’s team.

“Today, met #TheKashmirFiles team. The truth of the sacrifice, unbearable pain and struggle of Kashmiri Pandits who were forced to leave their home in their own country has come to the notice of the whole world through this film, which is a very commendable effort,” he tweeted in Hindi.

Shah said “The Kashmir Files” is a bold representation of truth and it will work to make the society and the country aware in the direction that such historical mistakes are not repeated.

“I congratulate the entire team for making this film. @AnupamPKher @vivekagnihotri,” he said.

Later, Kher expressed his gratitude to the home minister for abrogation of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

“Respected Home Minister @AmitShah sir! Not only on behalf of the #KashmiriPandits community but also on behalf of the team #TheKashmirFiles, I got the opportunity to express gratitude to you at your residence for your tireless efforts to remove #Article370,” the actor tweeted in Hindi.

Kher said: “Your personality and love for the country is inspiring! Thank you!”

Agnihotri tweeted: “Thanks a lot @AmitShahOffice ji for your encouragement. Your consistent efforts for the human rights of Kashmiri people and security forces is commendable. Your vision for a peaceful and prosperous Kashmir will strengthen humanity and brotherhood. #RightToJustice.” (PTI)