After FIR, Indian actress clarifies statement on ‘Kashmir Files’

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Indian actress Sai Pallavi issued a clarification after her remarks on the Kashmiri Pandits’ migration in the 90s triggered a controversy on social media and an FIR was lodged against her, reported NDTV.

During an interview to the YouTube channel Great Andhra, Pallavi had condemned violence in the name of religion and said that while the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits was wrong, so is cow vigilantism.

In an Instagram video, the actor said her intention was to convey that violence in the name of religion is a sin and that snippets of the interview were taken out of context.

“I will be thinking twice before I speak my heart because I am anxious that my words may be misinterpreted,” she said.

Sai Pallavi said that the movie ‘The Kashmir Files’ and the cow lynching incident had a huge impact on her and left her traumatised for days.

“I was disturbed after I watched the Kashmir files. I would never belittle a tragedy like the genocide and the generations of people that are still affected by it. Having said that, I can never to terms with a mob lynching incident that had taken place during Covid times. I remember seeing that video and being shaken for days,” she said.

“I believe that violence in any form is wrong and violence in the name of any religion is a huge sin,” she added.

Elaborating on her comments, she said, “I hope a day doesn’t come when a child is born, and he/she is scared of his/her identity.”

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