Zee News had conducted a program called 'Ummeed Ekashmir`that had among the guests Amir Khan and Farhan Akhtar as well as Anupam Kher, himself a Kashmiri Pandit. I was censored by Zee because I spoke about the plight of Kashmiri Pandits - Anupam Kher Bollywood actor Anupam Kher says he is â€œastoundedâ€ by the censoring of his reference to the plight of Kashmiri Pandits in a programme on Zee television that was telecast today to raise awareness and resources for the devastating floods in Kashmir. â€œWe were talking about human suffering, about what happens when people are uprooted as has happened with the floods â€“ in that context I raised the suffering of Kashmiri Pundits and I donâ€™t see any contradiction in what I said,â€ Kher told The News Minute (TNM) in an exclusive interview. â€œSpeaking about one tragedy does not take away from the other,â€ he added. The programme entitled #UmmeedEkashmir had guests which included other Bollywood stars like Aamir Khan and Farhan Akhtar. Read: Why the Rs 500 crore package for Kashmiri Pandits is laughable, insulting as well â€œWhat makes it worse is that I had informed the producers of the programme that I would be reading a small portion from the book â€œOur Moon has Blood Clotsâ€ (by journalist Rahul Pandita) which detailed the terrible events that occurred 24 years ago,â€ he added. The Kashmiri Pundits are an exiled community that has not been able to return home due to political instability and Hindu-Muslim riots in the valley. Kashmir is one of Indiaâ€™s deepest wounds, one that has evaded a political solution due to commission and omission by Indiaâ€™s political leaders playing to the galleries. Read: Haider has "militants" not "terrorists", but Kashmir has "terrorists" not "militants" Kher said he was given eight minutes to speak and he spoke for nine. But, the programme clipped just the portions where he reads from the book. â€œIt was very clumsy,â€ he said. At the time of writing it is not clear if the editing was done by the producers of the programme or Zee Television. The actor has tweeted his interview which includes the edited portions. â€œIf Vishal Bharadwaj can film a devilâ€™s dance sequence on the Martand temple dedicated to the sun god and if that goes uncensored by the department of archeology as well as the film censor board what are we talking about â€“ can someone film a similar dance sequence on a masjid?â€ asked Kher who is not known for mincing his words. That reference is to the film Haider which is shot in the Martand Temple in Kashmir dedicated to the Sun God.