Modi spoke at length about the film and lamented that no attempt has been made to make films depicting the horrors of Partition and Emergency so far.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday praised ‘The Kashmir Files’, a film based on the plight of displaced Kashmiri Hindus, and denounced the ‘campaign to discredit the film’ by those who claim to be the standard bearers of free speech .
“They are shocked that the truth they tried to suppress is now coming out with the backing of facts and efforts,” Modi said in a resounding endorsement of the film that is now at the center of a political brawl with Congress and some other opposition parties that oppose it.
At the meeting of the BJP parliamentary party, Modi spoke at length about the film and lamented that no attempt has been made so far to make films depicting the horrors of Partition and Emergency, as there have been ongoing efforts to “tell the truth.” to bury”.
“You must have heard the discussion about the Kashmir Files, those who carry the flag of freedom of expression, that whole group has been upset in the last few days,” Modi said in his speech, the video of which was shared on Twitter by the BJP and several party leaders.
“Instead of judging the film by facts and truth, a campaign is underway to discredit it. The whole ecosystem resists anyone who tries to show the truth. They are only trying to project what they want to see as truth, the conspiracy of the past few days is to make sure no one sees the truth,” Modi said.
Emphasizing that history must be presented in the proper context for society from time to time, Modi said that just as books, poetry and literature play a part in this, in the same way that even movies can.
“My problem isn’t about a movie, it’s about shaping the country into the right shape of the truth.
“There can be many aspects of the truth and different views, those who think it is not correct can make their own movie, but they are shocked that the truth they tried to suppress is now coming out with the support of facts and efforts.” said Modi.
He claimed that it is the responsibility of those who stand up for the truth to stand up for it.
“I hope everyone will comply with this,” he added.
To further reinforce his point, Modi referred to Mahatma Gandhi and said the world heard more about Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela after independence.
“If someone had taken the trouble to make a film about Gandhi and presented it to the world, maybe the message would have gotten across,” he said, adding that it was a foreigner who made a film about him that received much acclaim. got.
“Some people talk about free speech, but no movie was made about Emergency because there was a constant effort to bury the truth.
“When we decided to mark August 14 as Partition Horrors Day, some people had a problem with that… but how can the country forget that day,” Modi said.
Most of the BJP-ruled states have made the movie, directed by Vivek Agnihotri, tax free to encourage the viewers. The party insists it has consistently raised the issue of Hindu displaced from Kashmir and has accused previous Congressional governments of ignoring their plight.
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