Kokarnag: Reacting over the filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’, which has raised eyebrows, Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone Tuesday said this movie is bad fiction enough to sow seeds of hatred and enmity between different communities.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a public gathering in south Kashmir’s Kokernag town, Sajad Lone said the film is fiction and people like Agnihotri are hellbent to bring a disaster to the country.
“People like Agnihotri can go to any extent for their careers. Agnihotri, Anupam Kher and people like them are desperate to see themselves in upper house (Rajya Sabha). They should be sent there, otherwise they will drown this country with hatred,” he said.
Lone said that there is no doubt in this fact that Kashmiri Muslims have suffered 50 times more than Kashmiri Pandits.
“There was injustice with Kashmiri Pandits but Kashmiri Muslims have suffered 50 times more than them. I have lost my own father to bullets,” he said.
On the occasion, Muhammad Saleem Parray, DDC Anantnag member from Sagam joined the Peoples Conference. He was welcomed into the fold by PC President Sajad Gani Lone.
Welcoming Advocate Saleem Parry into the party fold, Lone said that he is a new generation leader who will, in the future, play a pivotal role in the politics of J&K and facilitate J&K’s transition from changelessness to change.
Asserting that the Peoples Conference is the party that has a legacy of sacrifices, he said the party will continue to strive to accord people a dignified way of living.
“It is not the time to get terrified due to the tough ordeals of the present time, it is the moment to stay far-sighted, firm, and resolved to get Jammu and Kashmir out of the present cycle of uncertainty”, he added.
Sajad Lone maintained that the Peoples Conference firmly believes that leadership in Kashmir means rising up to the occasion and rescuing the Kashmiris instead of throwing them in harm’s way.
“The situation in J & K is unambiguously extraordinary. People are in pain and there is helplessness all around. The process of disempowerment started on August 5 refuses to abate. Disempowerment has become a continuous process and is achieved incrementally with unfailing frequency. Rarely a day passes when there is not some sort of law aimed at belittling the Kashmiris, humiliating them and further disempowering them. The luxury to perform to pre scripted theatres in Kashmir is long gone. It is time the leadership rose from its slumber and understood that every word that the leadership utters has a consequence for the people of Kashmir. The least that these leaders can do is to not facilitate the punishment of Kashmiris through their hollow and high-pitched rhetoric”, he added. (KNT)