Film ‘The Kashmir Files’ now tax-free in Haryana 

Attempts to deliberately mute audio during religious fanatic character’s dialogues in Mumbai’s Muslim majority Bhiwandi cinema theatre

Editorial comment

If such incidents are taking place in Muslim majority areas of the country, then the Police should take immediate action against them and put them in jail.

Chandigarh – The Haryana Government has declared the film ‘The Kashmir Files’ tax-free in the State. The film depicts an inhuman genocide of Hindus (Kashmiri Pandits) by the religious fanatics in Kashmir in 1989 and their exodus afterwards. The film ‘The Kashmir Files’ has been screened in 550 cinemas across the country. The film is said to have grossed between Rs 2.5 – 3 crore rupees on its first day. The audience has given an overwhelming response to the film.

  1. While the film was being screened at the PVR cinema in Bhiwandi, an attempt was made to mute the audio during some of the scenes. The audio of the character playing the role of the religious fanatic character was deliberately muted. Due to this, the audience opposed it. Bhiwandi is a Muslim majority part of Maharashtra.
  2. The film was not screened at a cinema theatre in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. It was informed to the audience by the corresponding cinema manager that, ‘the film was not screened as the reels of the film were not received.’