Omar backs Farooq over ‘The Kashmir Files’ remarks
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday backed his father and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah over his remarks that the The Kashmir Files film has spread hatred in the valley.Omar Abdullah also claimed that some Kashmiri Pandits have told him that the film has created a major hurdle in the return of community to the valley.Dr Farooq sahib has not said something wrong.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday backed his father and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah over his remarks that the 'The Kashmir Files' film has spread hatred in the valley.
''Dr Farooq sahib has not said something wrong. He has said the right thing. Today people fear to tell truth,'' Omar Abdullah told reporters in Rajouri in reply to a question about his reaction about the remarks of his father.
He said that his father had just said that films are being used to spread hatred in this country.
''They (Kashmiri Pandits) told me that they want establishment of brotherhood. I want the situation to become normal so that they return to Kashmir and live in their homes instead of camps,'' former chief minister said.
Farooq Abdullah had on Monday said if the gap between the communities is to be bridged, "hateful campaigns" like 'The Kashmir Files' film and incessant Hindu-Muslim debates by the media have to be stopped.
"They (government) had told the entire world that Article 370 is the reason for gun culture and separatism in Kashmir. Two-and-half-years have passed since the abrogation of Article 370, but targeted killings are taking place even today,'' he said.
''The person against whom the verdict has been delivered has the right to approach the higher courts. I cannot say what Yasin Malik can do in this as it is purely up to him,'' he said.
''As many as dozens of Hindus have been selectively killed by terrorists since abrogation of Article 370. Threat letters are being issued to them to leave the valley. Is it not the same pattern of 1990 that Kashmiri Hindus employees are being terrorised to leave the valley,'' Pandita said.
The BJP leader accused the two former chief ministers of trying to cover up the fact that selective killings have triggered a fear psychosis among the Hindus of the valley.
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