Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday introduced that state authorities staff can avail a half-day depart to observe the lately launched film “The Kashmir Files”, which is predicated on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley within the Nineties.
“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,” Mr Sarma stated.
Earlier within the day, the chief minister, alongside along with his complete cupboard, watched the film at a theater in Guwahati, and stated the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits was a blot on humanity.
“The Kashmiri Pandit genocide & their exodus are a blot on humanity. Moved by the heart-wrenching portrayal of their plight in #TheKashmirFiles, which I watched along with my Cabinet colleagues and MLAs of @BJP4Assam & allies,” Mr Sarma stated after watching the film.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the movie for “bringing the truth in its correct form” and stated historical past must be introduced in the best context once in a while.
The Uttar Pradesh authorities on Tuesday joined a bunch of states in declaring the movie tax-free. Earlier, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Karnataka, Tripura and Goa additionally declared “The Kashmir Files” tax-free.
“The Kashmir Files” stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Joshi. The movie has been written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri.