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Shatrughan Sinha Speaks On The Kashmir Files

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Shatrughan Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha Speaks To Subhash  K Jha On The Kashmir Files

What  do you have to say about the impact created  by Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir  Files?

I have not been able to see the film. I would love to. I am sure  it is a  sincere  depiction of what happened  to Kashmiri Pandits.I am am completely  with the film and I don’t care if Anupam   Kher is  a part of the  film and  which party he is  speaking for. The plight  of  the   Kashmiri Pandits  should be  above politics. Having said  this  I have a question for  the BJP government.

What is  that?

Where  were you when this  monstrous  injustice against  the  Kashmiri Pandits was  being done? Where were  successive government when  the 1984 Sikh riots , Godhra  and the  genocide of  Kashmiri Pandits happened and then  hushed up? Today you see political mileage  in weeping  for Kashmiri Pandits. So you  jump in. How long will communities be used as vote banks in  our country?

You have spoken about Kashmiri Pandits in  the past?

Yes, always. On my Shotgun Show  I had invited  them to have their say.  I’ve  met families  who have  suffered. I have  spoken about their  plight  over and  over again  over the years.  The Kashmiri Pandits must get  back their homes in Kashmir.  And if this film helps them  in doing so I am willing to  overlook the political  opportunism  behind this sudden upsurge of empathy for a people  who  lost their loved ones  and  their homes 30 years ago.

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