Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri directed The Kashmir Files, which tells the story of genocide of the Kashmiri Pandits, and was globally released in theatres on Friday (March 11).
American State Rhode Island officially recognised the genocide of the Kashmiri Pandits in the Kashmir Valley. It also recognised the efforts of director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri for bringing the stories of the persecuted Kashmiri Pandits on the silver screen.
The Kashmir Files, a film directed by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, tells how the persecution of the Kashmiri Pandits happened in the Valley. The film was released in theatres globally on Friday (March 11).
“Be it hereby known to all that the Rhode Island House of Representatives hereby offers its sincere congratulations to Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, director and film maker, in recognition of the premiere of The Kashmir Files, detailing terrorism and extremism by memorialising the events of 1990in which 500,000 Kashmiri Hindus were ethnically cleansed in the Kashmir Valley by Islamic gangs and forced to live as refugees.,” the citation read.
It added, “The entire membership extends its very best wishes on this memorable occasion and expresses the hope for continued good fortune.”
Agnihotri posted the picture of the citation with the message “HISTORIC: First time in 32 years, any state in the world, the democratic & liberal state of USA -Rhode Island, has officially recognised Kashmir Genocide due to a very small film. Pl read this and decide who is the persecutor and who should get the punishment. This is #NewIndia.”
He also said that ‘acknowledging the genocide is the first step towards justice’.
Lakhs of Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave their ancestral land overnight by Islamic terrorists in the Valley. Thousands were raped and murdered. They became refugees in their own country.
The Kashmir Files is a bold attempt to tell the story of the Kashmiri Pandits genocide as it happened. Multiple attempts were made by the Leftists, the Islamists and the vested interests to sabotage the film. It was called a propaganda movie even before its release. NDTV called it a propaganda movie. Multiple YouTuber propagandists tried to derail the movie even before its release.
Contrary to their expectation, the movie was warmly received by the audiences. It’s running on more than 2000 screens in the country, and many people are finding it difficult to book the ticket as shows are running houseful.
Many state governments, including Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, have declared the movie tax free. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra ordered the state DGP to grant state police personnel one-day special leave to watch the movie.