Why is there so much discussion on social media about #TheKashmirFiles?

"But will Kashmiri Pandits get a chance to go back to their homes, Kashmir?" This dialogue from the film 'The Kashmir Files' tells the story of the entire film. The name of this film is being taken in social media, political circles, the film, and entertainment industry, and even in our homes. Director Vivek Agnihotri's film on the Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir was released on March 11. The film is Housefull in many theatres. Four states of the country have declared the film tax-free. Incidentally, these four states (Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Gujarat) are BJP ruled.

The producer of the film is Abhishek Agarwal. Before the release of 'The Kashmir Files', Alia Bhatt-Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film 'Gangubai Kathiyawadi' was released and this thing was considered as a challenge for 'The Kashmir Files'. The second challenge is South's superstar Prabhas's film Radhe-Shyam. It was also released with 'The Kashmir Files'. Despite the competition from big films, the film 'The Kashmir Files' has so far done a business of more than 27 crores. After the kind of response received by 'The Kashmir Files' in the initial days, businessmen associated with the cinema world have high hopes for this film.

Meanwhile, a controversy has also started regarding the subject of the film. Pandits again on target in Kashmir, fear-mongering.

The film was released on March 11 and on March 12, a picture of Vivek Agnihotri with Prime Minister Narendra Modi went viral. The producer of the film, Abhishek Agarwal, shared a picture with Narendra Modi and wrote, "Good luck meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And the special thing is that he got praise for the film #TheKashmirFiles. Thank you Modi ji." Re-tweeting Abhishek's tweet, Vivek Agnihotri wrote, "I am extremely happy for you Abhishek that you showed the courage to produce India's most challenging truth. #TheKashmirFiles being screened in the US proves that The mood of the world is changing under the leadership of Narendra Modi." After this picture went viral, there were many reactions.

In some, Vivek Agnihotri was praised for the film. At the same time, some people appealed to keep it away from politics. A controversy erupted over the film when Kapil Sharma, the host of the comedy show, was accused of refusing to promote 'The Kashmir Files' on his show. On social media, people accused Kapil Sharma that Kapil was nervous and hence he refused to promote the film. However, after this, Kapil Sharma also replied. Re-tweeting the tweet, he wrote, "This is not true."

In a comment on the tweet, Kapil Sharma was asked whether he would invite Vivek Agnihotri to appear on his show? Although Kapil Sharma did not answer this, Vivek Agnihotri twitted, 'No'.With the release of 'The Kashmir Files', the discussion of the Gujarat riots has also started. Actor and film critic KRK tweeted, 'Vivek Agnihotri will definitely make the next film on Godhra.' It has been written from another Twitter handle that Vivek Agnihotri has made a good film and has shown the pain of Kashmiri Pandits. So now I expect Vivek to make a film on the Gujarat riots also and show what really happened.

People seem to be divided into two factions in social media regarding the film. Some people have told the film to tell the truth, while some people are raising issues like Godhra and Ayodhya on this pretext. Especially Kapil Mishra, who came into the limelight due to his fiery speeches, has also tweeted on this. BJP MP KJ Alphons has said that the Congress 'does not understand history, they have a distorted version of it'.He told the news agency, ``Everyone knows that 1.5 lakh Kashmiri Pandits were driven away at the behest of the ruling party on communal lines. At that time there was Congress or its backing government. Alphons said, 'Congress and its allies created a situation in which Panditji could not, they were murdered, their lives were in real danger, so they came out. Things have improved dramatically after the abrogation of Article 370.

Several tweets were made on Monday on the issue of displacement of Kashmiri Pandits from the Twitter handle of the Congress unit of Kerala. One of the tweets read, "Facts on the issue of Kashmiri Pandits, Pandits left the Valley on the instructions of Governor Jagmohan who was an RSS man. The migration began under the BJP-backed VP Singh government." "Instead of providing security to the Pandits after the terror attacks, Jagmohan, the BJP's own governor, asked them to resettle Jammu. A large number of Pandits' families were not feeling safe, so they left the Valley in fear." In another tweet, Congress Kerala wrote, "During the displacement, the BJP was creating a Hindu-Muslim divide in the country on the issue of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

On the issue of Pandits, BJP creates a fake outrage for electoral gains. " Kerala Congress has said, 'It stands firm on all the facts of yesterday's tweet'. 'BJP's hate factory' is using the tweet for communal propaganda with wrong references. In the next tweet, the Congress unit of Kerala wrote, "Kashmir is a Hindu-Muslim problem for BJP. For Congress it is a long battle between separatists and those who stand with India. So respect all those Kashmiris who fought in this war." sacrificed. Congress brought peace and restored the victims. BJP ruined it for politics."

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