Anupam Kher’s ‘Kashmir Solution’ Gets Taken On By Journalists
Actor Anupam Kher reacted to the ongoing developments in Kashmir by tweeting out a message that said “Kashmir Solution has begun”. Kher was reacting to the heightened tensions in Kashmir following the deployment of troops across the Valley. Former CMs of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah have reportedly been placed under house arrest and internet services have been suspended in the area. While Section 144 has been imposed in Srinagar, Jammu, government has ordered all schools and colleges to shut in the city.
Several journalists brought to attention the parallels between Anupam’s wording and the Nazi concept of ‘The Final Solution.’
Journalist Swati Chaturvedi questioned Kher’s tweet by asking him whether he wanted a genocide in Kashmir, to which the actor replied by stating that “Genocide to 1990 mei hua tha”, accusing Chaturvedi of having a memory loss about the widespread violence against and exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in 1990.
When Chaturvedi countered Kher by telling him that she had reported about Kashmiri Pandits and the horror they face, the actor responded by telling her, “Bahut bahut meherabani.”
Meanwhile, writer and senior journalist Mrinal Pande took on Kher by informing him that the BJP had supported the government in 1990 and the governor Jagmohan had encouraged Kashmiri Pandits to flee.
Pande also called out Kher for cheering an “undeclared war against your own people,” that is both “politically and ethically unjustifiable”.
Popular TV anchors Rocky and Mayur called out Kher for latching on to the Kashmir issue for publicity.
In 2016, when there was a crackdown on dissenting students at JNU, Anupam Kher had tweeted there is “pest control being carried out in the country.”
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