NEW DELHI: The hate needs to be hated and not people, was a message from film director Vidhu Vinod Chopra at a special screening of his film “Shikara” which revolves around exodus of Kashmiri Pandits.
A resident of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state, an emotional Chopra dedicated his movie to his mother who passed away in 2007.
Chopra said the message “must go out to the whole world and in India that the only thing to hate is hate.”
“We live in a country where all the Muslims of Kashmir supported me on a film on the exodus of the Pandits. This was Kashmir and Insha-Allah (God willing) this Kashmir will come back. We will go back and live the way we used to. This is my hope,” the director said.
On this day in 1990, the militancy rose its ugly head threatening the Kashmiri Pandit community which led to their exodus to Jammu, Delhi and other parts of the country. (AGENCIES)