Heads Were Nailed, Skin Was Peeled: Kashmiri Pandits Remembers The Horrors Of 1990

The majority of the audience believes that Vivek Agnihotri prevailed in presenting a masterpiece that will be remembered for a long time. Relating to the film some Kashmir Hindus have shared a few of the stories about how one morning of August 1990 they ran for their lives after being threatened by terrorists.

Horrifying incidents 

The bright numbers at the box office are evidence that stories like that of ‘The Kashmir Files’ are what viewers demand to see and hear. On the opposite, while ‘The Kashmir Files’ makes a convincing claim for the Kashmiri Pandits, some allege that the film is ‘Islamophobic’ and blamed the makers for being reckless with the facts.


Rubbishing all such condemns a Kashmiri Hindu while being a guest on India TV’s show, explains what situations he had to go through in 1990’s horror.

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On India Tv’s show, Bansilal Ji, who happens to be a Kashmiri, remembered the morning of August 1990 when he found a letter written in Urdu at his door early in the morning.

It read “Vacate the house this evening and go away Or hand over your women to us and be the target of bullets.”


After reading the letter Bansilal was spooked and went to the SHO for help. But he advised them to leave. He said, “We, along with some other families, fled for Jammu the next day. What we witnessed on the fourth-fifth day was scary. Our neighbors were killed brutally. We witnessed people getting shot with our own eyes.”

Brutality towards Hindus 

Another Kashmiri Pandit, who was a mine worker, revealed that people were brutally tortured and beaten during the genocide. He revealed that nails were flogged in Kashmiri Pandits’ heads, eyes were removed from their sockets, the skin was peeled, they were killed in front of their children, and women were abused shamelessly. He further tells that even the police were involved in this horrendous incident.

The Kashmiri Hindus who have escaped the valley and were settled in different parts of India claimed that they needed to be heard, they needed to share their side of the story so that the new India also understands what they went through and comprehends their horrors. In this, The Kashmir Files proved to be beneficial.