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Somatirtha Purohit

The exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley in the 1990s was a communal massacre, said the founder of ‘Roots in Kashmir’ and noted social activist Sushil Pandit while showering appreciation for Vivek Agnihotri's monumental work 'The Kashmir Files' which is receiving wide acclamation across the world.

Speaking exclusively to OTV, Pandit said, "One of my friends told me that the film, The Kashmir Files, made him so emotional that he wanted to stop whatever is happening on the screen.”

Upset over the delayed justice to the Kashmiri Pandits since the past 32 years, Pandit said the exodus was earlier presented to the society after coating sugar on it in order to manipulate the truth. “To hide the reality, many tactics were applied and many added sugar syrup to sweeten the truth,” he added.

He said the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits from the valley in 1990s was a communal massacre. “We were forced to leave our homes after being terrorised. To terrorise us, they raped and murdered many girls and women, temples and houses were destroyed,” Pandit said.

He said people were killed ruthlessly in the Kashmir valley in 1990. “They know that they cannot hide what they did in early 90s, but on commenting over the issue they try to mislead by manipulating the real events,” said Pandit.

Pandit, a world-renowned activist owns the Hive communication Pvt. Ltd. He is a scholar who is well informed about Kashmir’s history.

The Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty starrer movie is a visionary tale that tells about the untold sufferings of Kashmiri Pandits during the Kashmir Insurgency in the 90s.

Kashmir Files continues its dream run in the box office having already collected more than Rs 60 crore in just five days to beat many star-studded movies currently running. The initial acclamation of the movie has not only spurred a nationwide fervour of solidarity but also moved the governments to outpour support towards the film like never before seen in the country.

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