Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan praised Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files and said the state government will look to set up a ‘genocide museum’.
After The Kashmir Files’ huge success, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to help in all possible ways with Vivek Agnihotri’s proposal of setting up a ‘genocide museum’.
“I thank Vivek Ji for bringing the pain of our Kashmiri brothers and sisters in front of the world,” the CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said as Vivek Agnihotri paid a visit.
“The movie is not spreading hatred, but bringing out the truth so that no other place becomes Kashmir,” the chief minister said.
Recalling his visit to Kashmir in 2008, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said he had observed a discussion of the Kashmiri Pandits where the horrors on Kashmiri Hindus were discussed. “Today, Vivek Ji has come up with a very good suggestion of ‘Genocide museum’. Vivek Ji, please go ahead with your proposal. The state government is with you, I am with you,” the chief minister said.
Son of Madhya Pradesh
Shivraj Singh Chouhan also called the filmmaker a son of Madhya Pradesh as he is brought up in Bhopal.
“Vivek Ji is a son of Madhya Pradesh. Earlier, I used to think he is my senior. But then we discussed our age and found out that I am his senior,” Shivraj Singh said while Vivek Agnihotri added saying that Shivraj Singh looks very young explaining why he might have thought he is junior to the filmmaker.
In the tax-free race, the Madhya Pradesh government was one of the first states to announce the movie tax-free. After two days the movie was released, Shivraj Singh Chouhan made The Kashmir Files tax-free as he said the movie needs to be watched by a maximum number of people.
.@vivekagnihotri जी मध्यप्रदेश के बेटे हैं। विवेक जी को धन्यवाद देता हूं कि हमारे कश्मीरी भाई-बहनों का जो दर्द कभी दुनिया के सामने नहीं आया उसे #TheKashmiriFiles के माध्यम से प्रकट किया: CM pic.twitter.com/mLHaYZN8hT
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