Sources in the Home ministry also said the Intelligence Bureau informed them that there is threat to Agnihotri’s life.
New Delhi: Bollywood filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri was on Friday granted a ‘Y’ category security cover, said officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), over a controversy revolving around the representation of facts in the movie ‘The Kashmir Files’.
Sources said Agnihotri will be given cover by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Sources also added that some communities are hurt by the way Agnihotri portrayed the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir in the 90s.
Sources in the Home ministry also said the Intelligence Bureau informed them that there is threat to Agnihotri’s life and based on their report, the filmmaker was given a ‘Y’ category security cover.
While it is just a movie, political parties have jumped in to score brownie points with the BJP-ruled states asking the Centre to make the film tax-free and the Opposition slamming the filmmaker and the ruling faction for alleged “misrepresentation” of facts.
On Thursday, Former Union Minister of Finance and External Affairs and one of the vice-presidents of Trinamool Congress (TMC) Yashwant Sinha took to Twitter and said the viewing of ‘The Kashmir Files’ should be made compulsory for all Indians. He also said those who do not watch it should be sent to jail.
“It is not enough to make the film The Kashmir Files tax free all over India. Parliament shd pass a law making its viewing compulsory for all Indians. Those who fail to watch it shd go to jail for 2 years and those criticising it for life,” Sinha tweeted.