Omar: ‘Kashmir Files’ bundle of lies, don’t forget other victims | India News

SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday called ‘The Kashmir Files‘ a concocted story and a bundle of lies.
Making his stand on the issue clear, he said one cannot make out if it is a commercial film or a documentary. “If it was a documentary, then it was alright, but the makers have themselves claimed that the movie was based on reality. The fact is that many lies have been projected in the film and the biggest one is that it has been wrongly shown that there was an NC government,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a party rally in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. “It wasn’t the NC government [in J&K] in 1990, as projected in the so-called film, but the governor’s rule under the BJP-backed VP Singh regime.”
He said Kashmiri Pandits weren’t the only victims of terrorism then. “…Let us not forget the sacrifices of Muslims and Sikhs who were also targeted by the same gun,” he said. “Many Muslims and Sikhs also migrated from Kashmir and haven’t returned yet,” he said. He said Kashmiri Pandits’ forced migration was regrettable but that his party, the National Conference, has tried to and continues to play its part in bringing them back safely. “But I do not think that those people who have made this movie, want them (Kashmiri Pandits) to return. They want Kashmiri Pandits to always remain outside,” he said.

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