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BJP wants us to keep fighting with Pakistan: Mehbooba Mufti

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New Delhi, Mar 22: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti accused the BJP of dividing the country along the lines of religion.

Mehbooba Mufti

Addressed a public rally, Mufti said "My father's uncles were killed... They (BJP) want the fight with Pakistan to prevail, they talk about Hindu/Muslim, Jinnah, Babur, Aurangzeb... Congress kept this nation safe... they (BJP) want to make many Pakistans."The remarks holds significance as it comes in the light of the newly released Bollywood film 'The Kashmir Files'.

Recently, Abdullah's Omar Abdullah said, "Many false things have been shown in 'The Kashmir Files' movie".

"When the Kashmiri Pandits left the Valley, Farooq Abdullah was not the chief minister. Jagmohan was the governor of Jammu and Kashmir. VP Singh's government was at the Centre, supported by the BJP," he added.

"Why wasn't VP Singh's government and BJP shown in the film. It is not right to play with facts. We condemn the killings of Kashmiri Pandits. But didn't Kashmiri Muslims and Sikhs lose their lives?" Omar said.

Abdullah said that if 'The Kashmir Files' was a commercial movie, no one had an issue, but if the filmmakers claim that it is based on reality, then the facts are the other way round.

Produced by Zee Studios, the film depicts the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in the 1990s. It stars Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar and Mithun Chakraborty among others.

Since its release on March 11, the film has sparked a debate among the ruling BJP and the opposition.

Several states, including Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Karnataka, Tripura and Goa, have exempted the film from entertainment tax.

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