Vivek Agnihotri’s controversial film, The Kashmir Files -- depicting the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in gut-wrenching detail -- has garnered a lot of buzz and traction since its release.
In excruciating detail, the movie tells the story of the suffering and persecution of Kashmiri Pandits during their exodus from the valley in the winter of 1990. Agnihotri, on the other hand, has been outspoken in his condemnation of the 1990 killings as a "genocide" of Hindus in Kashmir.
But amid the hue and cry, what truly is the truth underlying the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits?
Why did the Kashmiri Pandits flee the Valley? Who is to blame? Where are they now and what needs to be done? In this episode, India Today Group Editorial Director (Publishing) Raj Chengappa answers all of these questions by chronologically analysing the events that led to their tragic exodus. He documents the Pandits’ history in the Valley and how despite its famed spirit of “Kashmiriyat”, resentment had been brewing against the Pandits’ political, social and economic dominance.
Produced by Anna Priyadarshini
Sound mix by Sachin Dwivedi
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