Why doesn’t Vivek Agnihotri release ‘The Kashmir Files’ on YouTube?

Ground Report | New Delhi: The Kashmir Files’ on YouTube; Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said this during the debate in the assembly. Kejriwal was responding to the demand to make Vivek Agnihotri’s controversial film ‘The Kashmir Files’ duty-free in Delhi.

The Kashmir Files’ on YouTube

‘The Kashmir Files’, based on the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits, is making record box office gains. The film has earned over two hundred million rupees so far.

Speaking at the Delhi Assembly, Kejriwal said: “Some people are earning crores and crores of rupees on behalf of Kashmiri Pandits and they have been given the task of putting up posters. Open your eyes to what they are doing. They are the Kashmiri Pandits. Crores of rupees were earned on the name and you kept putting up billboards.

“They are saying make Kashmir archives duty free, put it on YouTube, it will be free. Why is it duty-free? If you like it so much, tell Vivek Agnihotri to put it on YouTube, everyone will watch the movie in a day.”

Tax-free

Many BJP-ruled states have made the film tax-free and Chief Ministers of many states, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have seen and appreciated the film. Apart from this, he has also appealed to the common people to watch the movie.

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Commenting on this and addressing BJP leaders in the House, Kejriwal said: “We will not get you to put up fake movie posters. Whatever you have to do, at least stop promoting these movies, you are doing something in politics.” I came to do it, where are you putting fake movie posters.

The film depicts the violence against Kashmiri Pandits in the Kashmir Valley in the 1990s and then the exodus from there. Proponents of the film say that the film presents the truth of the Kashmiri Pandit’s exodus, while its critics argue that the film is extremely violent and shows only one side of the story.

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