New Delhi: The Jewish Museum in Berlin has denied filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri’s claim that he organized an event to “raise awareness of the problems of genocide and terrorism and how Indian principles of humanity can solve it”. is planned.
Agnihotri, Jr. is the director of The Kashmir Filestweeted on May 26 about a ‘Humanity Journey’ that will take him and his producer-actress wife Pallavi Joshi for a month to several places abroad, including museums.
closed for a month #Humanity Journey To spread awareness about Europe’s problems of genocide and terrorism and how Indian principles of humanity can solve this greatest threat of the modern world. pic.twitter.com/dluKQbi99f
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) 26 May 2022
However, when Wire Reaching the Jewish Museum’s press office (Stiftung Judicial Museum Berlin) to confirm the incident, they said no events were planned with the filmmaker on their behalf.
“We have no plans for an event with Mr. Agnihotri, nor are we aware of any official visit to the museum,” an email said.
According to Agnihotri’s tweet, ‘Manavta Yatra’ was scheduled to take place from May 28 to June 26, 2022. It was expected to be held in the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands, including the Nehru Center London, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, Oxford. The University, University of Leicester, Birmingham Community, Parliament of the UK, Babylon Theater Berlin, Community Meet Berlin, Salzachleider Frankfurt and Global Human Rights Defence, among other places.
This is the second event on Agnihotri’s tour that has been unsuccessful, the first being at the Oxford Union at the University of Oxford.
On 31 May, the event was “postponed” by the Oxford Union – the student-run debating society at the University of Oxford. Agnihotri later issued a video message threatening to file a case against the Sangh. The date of the program has been fixed as 1 July.
“It was all confirmed via email, but a few hours ago they said, ‘Sorry, we made a mistake, there was a double booking and we can’t host you today.’ And without asking me, he changed the date to July 1, when there will be no students, and there is no point in doing an event,” he said in a video, referring to the action as “Hinduphobic” and rebuking the university. Said for the “oppression of minorities” of Hindus.
Another Hindu voice has been curtailed in the Hinduphobic @oxford union,
They have canceled me. In fact, he quashed Hindu genocide and Hindu students who are a minority at Oxford University. The presidential election is a Pakistani one.
Please share and support me in this toughest fight. pic.twitter.com/4mGqwjNmoB
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) 31 May 2022
During the announcement of his tour, Agnihotri also made a statement stating that he had been invited to speak at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, an allegation that the college has since denied, saying that the incident It was a “commercial booking”, and one that was not hosted by Fitzwilliam College or Cambridge University.
This is a commercial booking and is not hosted by Fitzwilliam College nor the University of Cambridge.
— Fitzwilliam College (@FitzwilliamColl) 30 May 2022
Wire On Saturday, June 18, a text was sent to Agnihotri seeking comment on the Jewish Museum’s refusal. The story will be updated as/when he/she responds.
Ahead of the tour, a press conference to be held at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) in Delhi was also abruptly cancelled.
The film was banned in Singapore, with Singapore authorities saying, “The film would be refused classification for its provocative and one-sided portrayal of Muslims and persecution of Hindus in the ongoing conflict in Kashmir.”
The city-state said that under its film classification guidelines, “any material that defames racial or religious communities in Singapore” would be denied classification.
The Kashmir Files Was banned for some time in the United Arab Emirates. However, the UAE authorities reversed their ban decision in late March and the film was released without cuts from 7 April. New Zealand had to raise the film’s rating from R16 to R18 after concerns were expressed by the Muslim community, The Nation World News informed of.
Agnihotri has accused Wikipedia, a free Internet-based encyclopedia, of an “international political conspiracy” against him and described the film as “…presents a fictional story centered around the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus”. and it “reflects” the early 1990s escape was a genocide, a notion that is widely believed to be false and linked to conspiracy theories.
The film has earned over Rs 300 crore at the international box office, and has received tax subsidies in several Indian states such as Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. It was also actively promoted by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), with Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself endorsing the film. At least two states, Madhya Pradesh and Assam, have announced leave from work for government employees to watch movies.
BJP’s Amit Malviya, who is in charge of the Information and Technology cell, also tweeted in its favour, urging people to watch it.
It’s the kind of raw emotion that The Kashmir Files invites. Those who have suffered horrific carnage need healing. This film is his story. It is to be heard. Go out and watch the movie as it releases in theaters today. Congratulations@vivekagnihotriAnd the team… pic.twitter.com/DFB72VRPJh
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) 11 March 2022
During the screening of the film in theatres, several youths made provocative speeches against Muslims and called for violence.
of the wire The investigation revealed that many of these ‘natural’ calls for violence were made by people with a history of inciting anti-Muslim violence. Some were earlier arrested in the August 2021 Jantar Mantar hate speech case, an event organized by BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay.
Right-wing Hindu Sena leader Sushil Tiwari, who was arrested in the Jantar Mantar hate speech case, can be seen warning Hindus after watching the film in Lucknow. He says, ‘If Hindus still do not wake up, what happened in Kashmir 30 years ago will be repeated in the whole country after 15 years.’
Another man, Deepak Singh Hindu, also had a dispute with the police after the hate speech made in the cinema after the film – Hindu has been arrested not only in the Jantar Mantar case, but for a ‘religious war’ was also called. The first day of the 2020 Delhi riots at its epicenter.