A leading Bollywood Director addressed the diaspora of Kashmiri Hindu Pandits settled in the UK at the Nehru Centre in London. On Sunday, 1st December, Vivek Agnihotri, held a talk on ‘The Past, Present & Future of Kashmir’ where he compared the exodus of Kashmiri minorities’ to that of the Jewish holocaust.
Agnihotri is currently in London interviewing victims of the Kashmiri Hindu Genocide and their families for an upcoming documentary series. This is the first ever attempt by a film maker to document hundreds of first person accounts of the Hindu Genocide victims.
His feature film ‘Kashmir Files’ and web series ‘Kashmir Unreported’ is slated for an August 2020 release. Whilst dwelling into the trials and tribulations of Kashmiri Pandit community, Agnihorti was critical of the previous administrations at the centre. He also blasted the previous local administrations for facilitating unabated radicalisation of the Kashmir Valley.
The writer/director presented his quantitative analysis of what he called ‘the economy of ethnic cleansing’ and blasted the vote bank politics, which has misguided the Kashmiri Muslim community in the last three decades. His analysis was preceded and backed by some Kashmiri Hindu victims settled here in London who briefly narrated their first hand experiences.
The talk was followed by a Q&A session with questions from the audience. The event was followed by a book signing session - for Vivek Agnihotri’s bestseller ‘Urban Naxals’. A special screening of ‘Tashkent Files’ is supposed to be held at Westminster Kingsway College London on 4th December at 6:30 pm.