‘The Kashmir Files’ director Vivek Agnihotri threatens to sue Oxford Union, Know why


New Delhi: Director of controversial movie ‘The Kashmir Files’ Vivek Agnihotri on Tuesday issued a video message threatening to file a lawsuit against Oxford Union, the student-run debating society at Oxford University after the union rescheduled his event from Tuesday to July 1. Terming the incident Hinduphobic, Vivek Agnihotri said Hindu students are a minority at Oxford University and the president-elect is a Pakistani.

“As you are aware that I am here in Europe on a humanity tour. This tour was decided because a lot of prestigious places invited me like Cambridge University, Oxford University, the British Parliament and a lot of places in Germany and the Netherland. But yesterday, a very strange thing happened. When I reached Cambridge University, at the last minute, I was told that we cannot video record the event. Now, this is a 100 per cent curbing of freedom of expression. This happened because a few Pakistani and Kashmiri Muslim students protested against it. These are genocide denials, they are fascists. Their logic is, perhaps, what they write on social media that I support a democratically elected Government of India,” he said in a video message.

“This is the same university where Subhash Chandra Bose studied but recently on his 150th birth anniversary Bose was called a fascist,” Vivek Agnihotri said.

Talking about the Oxford event, the director said, “Now another strange thing happened. Today I was supposed to speak at Oxford University because Oxford Union invited me a long time ago. It was all confirmed via emails, but just a few hours before they said, ‘Sorry we made a mistake, there was a double-booking and we cannot host you today.’ And without even asking me, they changed the date to July 1, when no student would be there, and there is no point in doing an event.”

“They are not cancelling me, they are cancelling the genocide and they are cancelling the Hindus. As if killing thousand of Kashmiri Hindus was not Hinduphobic but making a film on the truth is Islamophobic,” Agnihotri said.

Ahmad Nawaz is the president-elect of the oxford Union.



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