Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana has alleged that ‘The Kashmir Files’ movie was brought to the screen with inspiration from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is using it to win the upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat, Rajasthan and other states.
Shiv Sena member of parliament (MP) Sanjay Raut, in his weekly column ‘RokhThok’ in Saamana also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of taking the reins of promoting the movie and questioned the BJP over its failure to resettle Kashmiri Pandits in the valley even after the abrogation of Article 370.
On March 15, prime minister Modi, while speaking to BJP lawmakers, endorsed the film, and said it is incumbent on those who fight for the truth to ensure all efforts to present history in the right context are supported. He further said that “certain ecosystem” conspired to bury truths that they do not want disclosed.
The Sena leader in his column said that the BJP won four states including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. “Now to win the upcoming Assembly elections, ‘The Kashmir Files’ film has been brought to the screen with the inspiration from the Sangh Parivar (RSS). The reins of promotion of the movie has been taken up by Prime Minister Modi… The film, which is based on the exodus of Hindu Pandits from Kashmir, their killings, and atrocities committed against them is disturbing, but the Hindu-Muslim divide that it could cause and its use to win the upcoming elections is even more disturbing,” Raut wrote.