The central government is likely to provide “Y category” security cover of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to Vivek Agnihotri, the director of The Kashmir Files, for protection across India. The Y category cover involves the deployment of four to five armed commandos in close proximity to the protectee.

According to various news reports, the filmmaker reportedly received threats on social media following the release of his film based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir in 1990.

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The movie has crossed Rs 100 crore at the box office. The film also stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, and Pallavi Joshi in lead roles.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah applauded the movie for showing the struggles and pain of Kashmiri Pandits, who left Kashmir following attacks by the Pakistan-backed terrorists.

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The CRPF currently provides security to 117 people in Z+, Z, Y, Y+, and X categories.

The protectee include Shah, Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh among others.