The Kashmir Files, the movie which has moved the nation, hasn’t moved Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Kejriwal today tweeted saying if the makers want the movie to be tax-free, why don’t they upload it on YouTube so everyone could watch it.
In an extremely insensitive tweet, which would hurt millions of those Kashmiri Pandits who left the Valley and their progeny, this is what Kejriwal tweeted:
“They are saying to make the movie The Kashmir Files tax-free, better upload it on YouTube and the whole movie will become free.”
“Why to insist on a tax exemption, if one is so interested, why not ask director Vivek Agnihotri to upload it on YouTube and everyone will see the movie in one day,” he added.
Incidentally, Kejriwal in the past have granted tax-free status to quite a few films.
For instance, he declared the Ranvir Singh starrer ’83 tax-free in December 2021.
In 2019, he did likewise with the movie Saand Ki Ankh, tweeting the movie should reach to people of every age, gender and background—the power to dream and the power derived from it to achieve it, despite any socio-cultural blocks.”
Likewise, Kejriwal had declared Swara Bhaskar starrer Nil Batta Sannata a tax free status. He had tweeted thus: “Nil Batte Sannatta is a great great movie. U must watch it. Tax free in Delhi. @ReallySwara”.