Goa caretaker Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said the film ‘The Kashmir Files’ will be made tax-free in the state, stating that the film needs to be watched by maximum people.
Sawant was accompanied by his wife Sulakshana, Goa BJP cheif Sadanand Tanavaade and other BJP officials as well as several members of the media attended a special screening.
"The gripping tale of pain, struggle, suffering of Kashmiri Hindus needs to be understood by everyone so that we ensure such a history is not repeated. I have spoken to the INOX management and the movie will continue to be screened with maximum possible shows," Sawant tweeted on Sunday.
Several members of several Hindu groups claimed that they were not able to buy tickets to the film screening in Margao despite the hall being half vacant. However, state BJP general secretary Damu Naik said that the issued was resolved.
"The issue was resolved and the number of shows increased. Given strict instruction not to repeat mistakes. I will take the appropriate forum to make it tax-free. Must watch, worth watching for every true Indian," Naik said.
Earlier, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat governments had declared that “The Kashmir Files” movie will be tax-free.
The film revolves around the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990.