Intezar Hussain Sayed, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, has filed a PIL to prevent the release of filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri’s upcoming film The Kashmir Files. Following the release of the film’s trailer, the petitioner claimed that the trailer offends the Muslim community’s religious feelings.
Vivek Agnihotri, on the other hand, has denied the allegations, claiming that his film only depicts the truth.
“I can prove in any court or any court or any platform of their choice that every frame, every word in my film is truth: Agnihotri
“I can prove in any court or any platform of their choice that every frame, every word in my film is truth,” Agnihotri said in an interview with OpIndia, referring to his determination to show the genocide of Kashmiri Hindus on-screen through The Kashmir Files.
“There is nothing but the truth.” Following the filing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the film, he said, “They can create as many hurdles as they want but I can’t be silenced,”
Sayed filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Bombay High Court, alleging that the trailer “hurts religious feelings of the Muslim Community” and that the “inflammatory scenes are bound to cause communal violence.”
Intezar Hussain Sayed has asked for the film’s release to be postponed indefinitely, claiming that it contains “racial and discriminatory remarks” and only portrays a “one-sided view” of the Kashmiri Pandit genocide from the valley.
While the movie’s trailer was released on February 21, 2022, by Zee studios on Youtube, Sayed argued that from the first second of the trailer, a graffiti with the words “Musalmano Jago Kafiro (Hindus) Bhago” can be seen written on the backdrop wall, “which sets the tone of the film with the potential of causing a communal imbalance between Hindu and Muslim communities.”
According to the applicant, there is a risk that the film’s release will result in widespread violence and devastation throughout India.
Intezar Hussain Saeed, a petitioner, told the Bombay High Court that director Vivek Agnihotri’s film The Kashmir Files is nothing more than propaganda. This is an act that is both incendiary and incendiary. This isn’t a form of artistic expression.
The Kashmir Files are bound by Article 19(2) of the Constitution, which states that “a person cannot exercise a fundamental right in violation of another’s fundamental rights.”
“So much afraid of a small film!” Vivek Agnihotri tweeted about the situation. Tell me what I should do now.”