Many twitter users have lambasted Vidhu Vinod Chopra, director of movie Shikara as he has ‘romanticised’ the murders of Kashmiri Pandits and tried to ‘blame the Indian police.’
Bengaluru: When the movie Shikara was announced, every Kashmiri Pandit thought that their horrible tales of subjugation, mortification and barbaric killing would be told to the entire world.
But as the movie released, it turned out to be an endeavour to secularise their killings.
As this harsh and bitter truth came to light, a Hindu took on Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the director. But instead of answering her in a satisfactory manner, he resorted to sophistry, saying “there are two sides to truth.”
Mujhe phle hi pta tha inki ga*d me itna dum ni hai ki sach dikhaye.— Jammu Tweets 🇮🇳 (@JammuTweets) February 7, 2020
Must Watch : Kashmiri Hindu Women Breaks down and takes on Vidhu Vinod Chopra on Shikara.
The shocking part is Vidhu Vinod Chopra replying "Truth has two sides"@dograjournalist @KhajuriaManu @drmonika_langeh pic.twitter.com/Jx85Vo1f6M
Not just this woman, Twitter burst into an acrimonious mood, some even calling it “romanticisation of murder”.
Watched #Shikara.— Sushil Pandit SAVARKAR🇮🇳. (@neelakantha) February 7, 2020
It has secularised the #HinduGenocide in #Kashmir and romanticised it for the mega bucks it will make.
Our homes and murders are a mere prop in this story.
Massacres, rapes and vandalised temples must've been too gory to qualify for even a prop, in a love story.
Some even alleged that it hid the reality which happened on January 19, 1990.
Some even went to the extent of saying that the Indian police were being blamed.
Total shit movie...where is secularism now...bolywood hided pandits genoicide....n blaming indian police n indian govt..no one give money to this pakistani agenda movie...#Shikara pic.twitter.com/LTLxv2tRPX— rahul ranjan(BJP membr,reg no.3046348721)100%FB. (@rrjsot) February 7, 2020
Data from the Indian government reveal that as many as 62000 families have registered themselves as refugees from Kashmir. These families also have Sikhs and Muslims among them. The data add that most families were resettled in Jammu, National Capital Region surrounding Delhi and other neighbouring states.
14 September 1989: A lawyer and BJP member Pandit Tika Lal Taploo murdered by JKLF at his home in Srinagar.
A little later, Nilkanth Ganjoo, a judge of Srinagar High court who had sentenced Maqbul Bhat to death, shot dead.
December 1989: JKLF kidnaps Dr Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of the then Union Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed demanding release of five militants. The demand was met.
4 January 1990: Srinagar-based newspaper Aftab releases a message, threatening all Hindus to leave Kashmir immediately, sourcing it to the militant organization Hizbul Mujahideen.
14 April 1990: Another Srinagar-based newspaper named Al-safa republishes the same warning.
Apart from all these, there were reports that messages were posted on walls asking people to follow Islamic rules (dress code, prohibition on alcohol and cinemas). They were also forced to change their time to Pakistan Standard Time.
A few properties were painted green as a sign of Islamic rule. Shops, factories and temples were set fire to. A rabid call was also given to purge Kashmir of hits Kashmiri pundits.
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Last Updated Feb 7, 2020, 6:50 PM IST