Who Is Girija Tickoo The Kashmir Files Kashmiri Pandit Real Images Pictures Where Is She Now?


Vivek Agnihotri directed film ‘The Kashmir Files’ has been critically and commercially successful around the country. The movie is based on the 1990 massacre of Kashmiri Pandits. It shows the horrors that happened during that period. Despite being in controversies since its release, the 2022 movie managed to bring an enormous number of people to the theatres. As much as the film is getting positive feedback, its characters are getting attention as well. One such character is Girija Tickoo who had been kidnapped, raped, and killed. Check the complete details here.

As the horrific genocide of Kashmiri Pandit was shown in the film, the family of Girija has finally opened up about the incident. They have been staying silent for almost three decades. Recently, Girija Tickoo’s niece, Sidhi Raina, shared an emotional post on Instagram. She said that her family is still waiting for justice and went on to urge everyone to watch the movie as it explained what happened to the girl. Sidhi added that the movie shows the horrifying nights every Kashmiri Pandit family and her family went through. Girija’s niece shared a series of pictures on Instagram along with a lengthy caption in which she talked about Girija.

Who Was Girija Tickoo?

Born on February 15, 1969, Girija Tickoo was a Kashmiri Pandit who was raped and brutally murdered in Kashmir. She was a laboratory assistant in a government school and belonged to Bandipora. Girija was only in her 20s when she was not just abducted and raped by five men but was also cut in half while she was still alive. Along with Girija, her husband was killed too. In The Kashmir Files, Bhasha Sumbli is portraying her role. Reportedly, Girija and her family had relocated to Jammu during the ‘Azadi Movement. It was carried out by terrorists affiliated with the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation.

After receiving a phone call in June 1990, Tickoo returned to the valley. She was told that the situation in the valley had improved so she can collect her money. The woman was even guaranteed protection. It is reported that she met a Muslim coworker from her neighbor. However, little did she know, she was being watched by the Jihadi militants. Girija had gone to college to collect her paycheck when she was kidnapped. Later, five men gang-raped her and murdered her with a carpenter’s saw. Not much information about her personal life is available on social media yet.

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