'The Kashmir Files' director Vivek Agnihotri gets 'Y' security cover amid criticism

written by Ritika Nath | March 18, 2022

While the film 'The Kashmir Files' and its cast are being praised, the film is receiving criticism as well. Meanwhile, the Central government recently issued 'The Kashmir Files' director Vivek Agnihotri with a 'Y' category security cover with CRPF coverage across India, the sources said.

As per sources,  the MHA's decision to provide 'Y' category security to Vivek Agnihotri, who helmed 'The Kashmir Files', has been taken in view of the inputs received by the intelligence and other security agencies.

Agnihotri will receive eight CRPF soldiers, including one or two commandos, as part of the 'Y' category, in addition to police officers.

The film features Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumaar, and others. The film was premiered in theatres on March 11.

The contentious film has become a runaway box office success, with receipts approaching Rs. 100 crore, thanks to widespread government support and numerous states announcing it tax-free.

The Kashmir Files, directed by Agnihotri, depicts the departure of Kashmiri Pandits from Jammu and Kashmir with the advent of violence in the valley.

However, instead of healing wounds, the film has inadvertently increased hostility between the two communities, according to critics. People can be seen using harsh vocabulary for Muslims both within and outside the movie theatres, with a few using highly offensive language and raising angry slogans, according to videos posted to social media.

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On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently praised the film and the cast of 'The Kashmir Files', claiming that such films show the truth and that there has been a "conspiracy" to undermine it.

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