Uncovering india’s Propaganda Movie “The Kashmir Files”.

“The Kashmir Files” was released amid broad endorsements by the BJP, India’s fascist ruling party. The film claims to tell the story of the departure of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir in 1990. While telling the story of Kashmiri Pandits is integral in confronting Kashmiri history, Kashmir Files demonizes Kashmiri Muslims and presents a narrow, singular story on the true victims of Kashmir’s military occupation. Kashmir Files is yet another, more prominent, example of comparing trauma with the intention of determining who has suffered the most. India’s colonial occupation has caused rifts between Kashmir’s religious communities.

This film claims to finally uncover the truth of what happened to the Kashmiri Pandits in the 1990s.

Additionally, the indian filmmaker of the movie, Vivek Agnihotri, is an Islamophobe and a sexual predator.

In short, Kashmir Files is a classic cinematic tool for propaganda. It only serves to further India’s power and agenda in Kashmir.



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