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Many false things shown in ‘The Kashmir Files’, says Omar Abdullah

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New Delhi: Former Chief Minister of India held Kashmir and National Conference working President Omar Abdullah, slammed filmmakers of the movie The Kashmir Files saying that it shows “many false things.” 

Reacting to the movie, which attempts to show the 1991 Kashmiri Pandit exodus, Omar pointed out that Farooq Abdullah was not the Chief Minister at that time, contrary to the film which showed an NC government, he claimed. Rather Governor rule was imposed in the state, he added. Omar further said that BJP backed VP Singh’s Government was in the Centre during that time.

“Many false things have been shown in ‘The Kashmir Files’ movie. During that time Farooq Abdullah was not J&K’s CM but Governor rule was there. VP Singh’s govt was there in the country which was backed by BJP,” said Omar Abdullah while talking to media on the sidelines of a rally in the Kulgam district of South Kashmir.

The NC working president also questioned the film’s genre saying that if the film was not a documentary, then there would have been no problem but the filmmakers have themselves said that the movie was based on reality, reported News18. 

Omar Abdullah further said that it was not only Kashmiri Pandits who had migrated and had been killed during that time but Muslims and Sikhs too had faced the brunt. “Muslims and Sikhs have also migrated from Kashmir and they haven’t returned yet,” he said, stating the above-mentioned News18 report. 

Earlier, Bollywood actor Nawazuddin said, “I have no idea about that. But, every director has a style and point of view for making films. He made a film from his point of view, which is good. Others will also make films from their perspectives, in the future. And, that is great.” He was speaking at the ABP Network’s Ideas of India summit.

He added, “When a filmmaker makes a film, he/she does so from his perspective, with a unique style of viewing things. It should be allowed for any filmmaker to add their own perspective even to films based on real incidents. I cannot speak any more on this as I have not watched the film.”

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