The politician also said those who criticise the movie should also be jailed for life.
New Delhi: Former Union Minister of Finance and External Affairs and one of the vice-presidents of Trinamool Congress (TMC) Yashwant Sinha Thursday 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.
While many politicians across the country have batted for making the movie tax free, recently, IMDb, the TV show rating platform, tweaked its rating system after it noticed an unusual activity by users. IMDb had said, “Our rating mechanism has detected unusual voting activity on this title. To preserve the reliability of our rating system, an alternate weighting calculation has been applied.”
The move had also led to a fall in the rating of the movie with director of the film Vivek Agnihotri expressing dismay over it.
Wednesday, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel invited MLAs to watch ‘The Kashmir Files’ and wrote on Twitter, “Today all the esteemed members of the Assembly (including our party and the opposition) have been invited to watch the film ‘Kashmir Files’ together. Today at 8 pm, all of us MLAs/invited citizens will watch the film together at a cinema hall in the capital.”
The move drew sharp reactions on social media. Many social media users asked for the need of going to watch the movie while a few declared the CM an RSS supporter working in the Congress. Many said that the move may cause loss of job of the CM. Meanwhile, several users appreciated his move.