HomeENTERTAINMENTThe Kashmir Files: Vivek Agnihotri gets 'Y' category security

The Kashmir Files: Vivek Agnihotri gets ‘Y’ category security

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, whose film ‘The Kashmir Files’ has stirred up a political controversy, has been granted Y category security on Friday. Sources said the cover will be provided by the CRPF. Agnihotri will be the 118th protectee under the CRPF.

Under the Y-category security, Agnihotri will be provided with a security cover of eight officers, which is likely to have two commandos and police personnel.

The Kashmir Files outlines the brutalities endured by the Kashmiri Pandits and the ensuing mass exodus of the community from The Valley in the 1990s.

It has received a massive push from the Centre and states, with many extending tax breaks to it. The film also got Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nod, who in a speech called out an “entire ecosystem” which is trying to sabotage and discredit a film that is telling the “truth”.

The decision to provide the ‘Y’ category security to Agnihotri by CRPF across India has been taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the sources said.

Appreciating the film, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said recently that such movies reveal the truth and claimed that there has been a “conspiracy” to discredit it.

Currently, the CRPF provides security cover to 117 protectees of various categories and for the first time 32 women personnel have been inducted into the VIP Security Wing.

A total of 41 VIPs were provided security cover by the CRPF during recently concluded Assembly elections in five states.

(With PTI inputs)

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