A tweet from Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, about the movie “The Kashmir Files” has sparked a heated Twitter debate with Anupam Kher jumping in to join the discussion and even posting a tweet from Tharoor’s late wife Sunanda Pushkar.
Shashi Tharoor was a former Under-Secretary of the United Nations and tweeted that “The Kashmir Files” was banned in Singapore on May 10. He shared a link from Channel News Asia.
“Film promoted in India by India’s ruling party #KashmirFiles was banned in Singapore Tweet Tharoor
Anupam Kher (the lead actor of “The Kashmir Files”) took issue with Tharoor’s tweet and called his behavior “callous”. Kher tweeted a screenshot of the tweets that Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar had posted. These tweets were created in 2013.
“… If nothing else, at least for the sake of #Sunanda who was a Kashmiri woman, you should show some compassion towards #KashmiriPandits and not feel vindicated about a country banning @TheKashmirFiles!” tweeted Kher.
“So much is being done these days for minorities, especially those who suffered riots.” “Why on earth are Kashmiris not acknowledged who suffered in 1989,” Sunanda Pushkar seems to have tweeted according to an image posted by Kher.
Tharoor reacted to Anupam Kher’s Facebook post, but he has resisted taking his name.
“My response to various comments on my tweet :…” begins Tharoor’s post.
Throor claims that he didn’t mock or disparage Kashmiri Pandits’ sufferings in his FB post and instead tweeted about a ‘factual news article’.
The Kashmir Files is a movie about the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits (Jammu and Kashmir) during years of militancy within the state, which is now a Union Territory.