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’.
IMPORTANT & URGENT:
Some communal groups are trying to put pressure on New Zealand Censor to ban #TheKashmirFiles. I request all Indians to be united and oppose this undemocratic tactic by radicals with utmost humility and release this film about HUMANITY and HUMAN RIGHTS. #FOE pic.twitter.com/bXX1TxoXYN
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) March 18, 2022
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.
— NDTV (@ndtv) March 18, 2022
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.
"Many false things have been shown in '#TheKashmirFiles'. During that time, Farooq Abdullah was not #JammuAndKashmir's Chief Minister but it was the Governor's rule there. VP Singh's government was in the country, backed by BJP": Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah
— NDTV (@ndtv) March 18, 2022
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.
This is a MIRACULOUS TREND…#TheKashmirFiles *#India* screen count…
⭐ Day 1: 630+ screens
⭐ Day 8 [Week 2]: 4000 screens and counting.
IF THIS IS NOT MIND-BLOWING, WHAT IS? pic.twitter.com/Vdkdbd5qoY
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 18, 2022
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.
Delhi court frames charges against Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik under UAPA. #TheKashmirFiles #UAPA #YasinMalik pic.twitter.com/feZYDRqKm3
— Organiser Weekly (@eOrganiser) March 18, 2022
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.
हमारी फ़िल्म #TheKashmirFiles का भव्य पोस्टर न्यूयॉर्क के #TimesSquare पर।गर्व की बात है!#KashmiriPanditExodus की कहानी वर्ल्ड प्लैट्फ़ॉर्म पर पहुँची।जिन्होंने इस प्रयास को सफल बनाया उनका धन्यवाद! 32 सालों में कुछ तो बदल रहा है।और भी बदलेगा! जय हो! 🙏 @vivekagnihotri @kp_global pic.twitter.com/o5Ua2AFJWJ
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 27, 2022
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.
Glad to announce that our Govt employees will be entitled for half-day special leave to watch #TheKashmirFiles.
They will have to only inform their superior officers and submit the tickets the next day. pic.twitter.com/RNQzOk9iCK
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) March 15, 2022
References: The Times of India, NDTV and Republic World
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