In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mehbooba Mufti has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is promoting ”The Kashmir Files”, a film on the plight of displaced Kashmiri Hindus, to incite people on religious lines.
Mehbooba Mufti talking to reporters on the sidelines of her party’s convention in Jammu called for the setting up of a panel to probe the circumstances that led to the exodus of Pandits from the valley.
Asking people to watch the film but not harbour hatred towards Muslims, Mufti said the circumstances that led to the 2020 Delhi riots and the communal violence in Gujarat in 2002 should also be probed.
”Of course, the government of India should take a decision in this regard (probing the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits),” here. She said the Indian government should set up a ”truth and reconciliation commission” to probe not only the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits, but also the Gujarat and Delhi riots.
”I have not seen ‘The Kashmir Files’. I have heard that the film shows a lot of violence and bloodshed and that it has painful scenes. What happened with the Kashmiri Pandits was horrible.—KMS