Omar Abdullah says Jagmohan responsible for migration, Kashmir Files oceans away from realities
By: Tariq Shah VOV
Reacting to the Kashmir Files film, former chief minister Omar Abdullah has said that it was former governor Jagmohan and the VP Singh government at the centre responsible for the migration of Kashmiri Pandits and the fiction is oceans away from realities.
He said that there is no doubt that Kashmiri Pandits were killed in early 90s and it is regrettable but Muslims, Sikhs too have been killed; Many Muslims migrated, who haven’t come back yet; NC worked for KP’s smooth return but film has damaged plans; Will continue to fight for safe return of KP’s.
He said that only lies have been projected by this film and the way communal elements are encouraging such fake narrative shows that the society will suffer by such films if they are promoted by the governments.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a rally at Kulgam district of South Kashmir, Omar said firstly, it wasn’t clear whether the movie was a documentary or a film. “If it is a documentary then it was alright, but the makers have themselves claimed that the movie was based on reality. But 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 a NC government. The fact is that it was Governor’s rule in 1990 in J&K when Kashmiri Pandit’s left Kashmir. At the Centre it was BJP backed government headed by VP Singh,” Omar said, as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)
He said that not just KPs have migrated and have been killed in Kashmir but Muslims and Sikhs too were killed. “Muslims and Sikhs have also migrated from Kashmir who haven’t returned yet,” Omar said.
He said it was regrettable that KPs migrated from Kashmir but NC tried and continues to play its part to bring the KP’s back safely. “But Kashmiri Files movie has spoiled such plans,” the former Chief Minister said. On the recent visit of BJP chief JP Nadda and to Jammu the Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Jammu, Omar said that NC was watching the developments keenly and would act accordingly.
With KNO inputs