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Top 7 developments that happened after the release of Kashmir files

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With The Kashmir Files being released, major events have taken place. Let us look at the major events that took place after the movie was released.

  • New Zealand moves to censor the movie

The writer and the director of The Kashmir Files, Vivek Agnihotri, has alleged that there were ‘communal groups’ in New Zealand that were trying to put pressure on the country’s censor board to ban the film in the country. Mr Agnihotri asked his followers and ‘all Indians’ to come together to oppose the ‘undemocratic tactic by radicals’.


  • Vivek Agnihotri has been provided with Y Security

Vivek Agnihotri, writer and director of The Kashmir Files, has been provided with ‘Y’ category security with CRPF cover pan India by the Ministry of Home Affairs. After claiming that he had been received threatening and vulgar messages on his direct messages, he was granted security cover.


  • Omar Abdullah disagrees with several scenes

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has disagreed with several scenes shown in The Kashmir Files. While speaking with several reporters, he stated that Farooq Abdullah was not the CM of Jammu and Kashmir but the Governor was ruling the state.

  • Worldwide box office crosses Rs 100 crores

The Kashmir Files proved to be one of the few rare movies to mint more than Rs 100 crores in the box office worldwide. Furthermore, the film performed exceptionally well in India, where it was screened on over 4000 screens.


  • Yasin Malik to be tried under UAPA

A court in Delhi has framed charges against Yasin Malik and 14 others under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Yasin Malik is the chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and has been accused of several terrorists and secessionist activities that disrupted the state in 2017.

  • The Times Square illuminated by the Kashmir Files

The Times Square in New York City had been lit up to promote the film in one of the city’s most visible locations. Since Times Square is the world’s most expensive and prestigious advertising site, fans led by the Kashmiri Pandits diaspora purchased a slot to advertise the movie. Anupam Kher took on Twitter to show his gratitude.


  • Employees in Assam are entitled to a half-day to watch the movie

Government employees in Assam are set to get half a day off to watch the movie, The Kashmir Files. CM Himanta Sarma in a tweet stated that employees will only have to inform their supervisor and submit the tickets the following day.


References: The Times of India, NDTV and Republic World

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