The Kashmir Files: Flood Gate to Barbaric Islamists History of India.
Opinion by Bharti Kundal published by NRI Herald Australia 18 March 2022
It's not surprising if a movie become a blockbuster or super hit but it is astonishing to see when a movie becomes a global revolution.
Vivek's Agnihotri's "The Kashmir Files" has become a worldwide movement. It has given a platform to the affected Kashmiri Pandits whose voices were suppressed for over 3 decades. This peaceful community has endured one of the worst kinds of atrocities by the "Islamic Gangs" in their own country.
It has brought to light the "Azadi" and how it was a tool used for the ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley. The finer details captured on the silver screen are rather powerful and reflect the extensive research into History. The tolerant and silent voices of many such victims whose sufferings haven't been accounted for, have finally got a medium.
I am a second-generation Sindhi born in India. My grandparents had to flee from Sindh during Partition in 1947. There were around 1.4 million Hindu-Sindhis who were displaced owing to the growing violence. The exodus of the Hindu Sindhis has never been mainstream discussion. Till date, the community has remained marginalized from the public discourse. The threats then were no different that made millions flee from Sindh. Agha Badaruddin Ahmad, Deputy Speaker of the Sindh Legislative Assembly proclaimed,
“These Muslims are anxiously and restlessly straining their ears to hear the sound of the hooves of galloping horses, the rattling of the swords and the sky-rending slogans of “Allah Ho Akbar” of Muslim crusaders.” (Khosla, 1950, p.244)"
The loss of homeland which nurtured the culture of Hindu communities for centuries, had left a deep and lasting impact . Pushkarnath Pandit in that refugee tent reminds us of those millions who suffered this trauma.
Being a refugee is hard, being injected into humiliation is hard, and being marginalized is harder.
Sharda Pandit reminds us of those millions of Hindu women who had suffered unimaginable atrocities. This excerpt from Jeevan Lal Kapur Commission Report sheds light on very unfortunate events that unfolded on non-Muslim women known as "Rape of Rawalpindi" " where in order to save their lives non-Muslims accepted Islam and in order to save their honor Hindu and Sikh women committed johar (self immolation); they threw themselves into wells and committed suicide , killing their female children which was the only method by which they could save their honour.
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Every other Krishna Pandit who survived:
Every tear shed while watching this great piece of made us live through those moments of agony and pain. The past hasn't been kind to those who have suffered at the hands of religious persecution by Islamists. No acknowledgment of the pain and sufferings of the victims have further deepened the wide that leads to healing .Reconciliation cannot happen without Justice being served to those affected.