At a time when opposition is calling Kashmir Files a “false propaganda” of the ruling party, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has now jumped into this controversy.
While speaking to media on Thursday, Pawar said, “Such a film should not have been permitted to be shown. However, it is granted tax breaks, and those in charge of keeping the country unified are encouraging people to watch the film that incites rage.”
He further said if the Narendra Modi government truly cared about Kashmiri Pandits, it should make every effort to assist them in their rehabilitation rather than inflaming anti-minority sentiment.
However, the director of Kashmir Files, Vivek Agnihotri tweeted his surprise at Pawar’s statement.
In his tweet, he said, “I met Pawar ji and his respected wife just a few days ago in a flight, touched their feet and both of them congratulated and blessed me and Pallavi Joshi on the film. Don’t know what happened to him in front of media. Despite blatant hypocrisy, I respect him.”