The controversial Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri was invited by Oxford University in the UK to make an address on May 31. He said that a few hours before the event he was informed that there was a double booking and they wouldn’t be able to host him today.
Agnihotri tweeted, “Yet another Hindu voice is curbed at Hinduphobic Oxford University. They have cancelled me. In reality, they cancelled Hindu Genocide and Hindu students who are a minority at Oxford University. The president-elect [of the union] is a Pakistani. Please share and support me in this most difficult fight.”
He said that without even asking him the Oxford University changed the date to July 1 because on that day no student would be there and there’s no point doing an event. Agnihotri added that he would file a lawsuit against the university.
This happened because a few Pakistani and Kashmiri Muslim students protested. On social media, they write that it’s because I support PM Modi, he added.
Vivek Agnihotri’s film The Kashmir Files, released in March 2022, was centred on the targeted killings and exodus of Kashmiri Hindus in the Kashmir Valley in the 1990s. The film became the centre of a raging debate – while many including Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the movie, it also received a fair bit of criticism.
“They call me Islamophobic. As if killing thousands of Kashmiri Hindus was not Hinduphobic but making a film on the truth is Islamophobic Hindus are in minority at Oxford University. This is the oppression of the minority,” Agnihotri said.
In his video, Agnihotri also narrated an anecdote about Cambridge University. He alleges university informed him that his address could not be recorded at the last minute. “This is curbing of freedom of expression.