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European Kashmiri Pandits announces screening of ‘The Kashmir Files’

By Shefali Kohli -- June 14, 2022 4:26 pm

The Hague [Netherlands], June 14: European Kashmiri Pandit Community has announced the screening of the film 'The Kashmir Files' in Netherlands's The Hague on Friday, asserting that the movie is a "realistic portrayal of ignored history".

According to the press release issued by the pandit community, the film will be screened with writer/director and producer at Pathe Buitenhof 20 in The Hague at 3:30 (local time).

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The statement further reads, "The - already controversial - film 'The Kashmir Files', which will be shown on Friday 17 June in Pathe Buitenhof 20 in The Hague, does provide a realistic picture of what happened on 19 January 1990 when the genocide in Kashmir took place."

"We, Kashmiri Pandits, have a rich and unique culture rooted in a sophisticated philosophy, namely 'Kashmiri Shaivism'. Kashmiri Pandits have a written history of over 3000 years; unique musical genres and instruments; language (Kashmiri) with its own script (Sharda) and an extensive collection of historical and early modern literature," it read further.

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The film will also be screened in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom in the upcoming months.

'The Kashmir Files,' on the life of Kashmiri pandits during the 1990 Kashmir insurgency, is based on first-generation video interviews of victims of the Kashmiri massacre, making an account of their pain, suffering, struggle and trauma.

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The hard-hitting film starred Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumaar, Puneet Issar, Mrinal Kulkarni, and others. It had crossed Rs 200-crore mark at the box office within two weeks of its release.

-PTC News

 

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