The film Kashmir Files was released yesterday, and has been widely acclaimed as a heart-rending and unvarnished portrayal of the Kashmiri Genocide of 1990 when lakhs of Hindus were forced to flee their homes after a sustained campaign of terror which peaked on the night of January 19, 1990.
Cricketer Suresh Raina, a Kashmiri Hindu from Rainawari whose family took refuge in UP, shared a poignant video of a woman who broke down after a screening of the movie and was full of gratitude for director Vivek Agnihotri.
She then hugged actor Darshan Kumaar who has essayed the role of Krishna Pandit, a third-generation Kashmiri Pandit refugee in the movie, sobbingly saying “May your life be immensely successful, I bless you son. My little chacha was killed like that”
The movie has moved all generations of Kashmiri Hindus and is a grim reminder to all citizens of arguably the darkest chapter in our nation’s post-Independence history. Shockingly, this peaceful and hard-working community has yet to find any semblance of justice from our state with the judiciary brushing aside their repeated pleas for an SIT or judicial enquiry to punish those responsible for their suffering. Many are hoping that this movie will ignite the collective conscience of our nation and trending their thoughts on the movie with the hashtag #RightToJustice
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