After FIR for calling Sikhs 'Khalistani terrorists', Kangana Ranaut summoned by Delhi Assembly's committee -
After FIR for calling Sikhs 'Khalistani terrorists', Kangana Ranaut summoned by Delhi Assembly's committee
Posted 25 Nov 2021 04:48 PM

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Raghav Chadha, who is also the chairperson of the Delhi Assembly's peace and harmony committee, on Thursday said that Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has been summoned over her alleged hateful social media posts. A statement from the panel stated that the committee sent Ranaut a notice summoning her on December 6 to appear over complaints about an alleged offensive Instagram story she posted. In her Instagram story, Ranaut allegedly labelled the Sikh community as 'Khalistani terrorists', according to the complaints. “The committee has received numerous complaints eliciting inter alia, outrageously offensive and derogatory Instagram stories/posts allegedly published by yourself on 20.11.2021 over your official Instagram account…” said the committee in a notice signed by its deputy secretary. On Tuesday, the Mumbai Police filed an FIR against Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut for allegedly using derogatory language about the Sikh community in a social media post.

The FIR was registered at the Khar police station a day after a complaint was submitted against the actor by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC). Kangana Ranaut (34) was booked under Section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and a further probe was underway, the official said. The official said the complaint in the case was made by Mumbai-based businessman Amarjeet Singh Sandhu, who was part of the delegation of the DSGMC that lodged the complaint on Monday. A statement by Sandhu alleged that the actor made derogatory remarks about his community on Instagram. On Wednesday, a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader in Maharashtra filed a complaint before a Mumbai magistrate court, seeking to prosecute Kangana Ranaut for sedition over her remark describing India's independence in 1947 as bheek or alms.

Yusuf Parmar, the national general secretary of the NCP's minority wing, lodged a complaint at the magistrate court at suburban Borivali under IPC Section 124A (punishment for sedition) and Section 2 of the National Honour Act of 1971. Parmar filed the complaint through his counsel Ashley Cusher. According to him, the actor began making baseless statements on social media as well as in TV shows after receiving the Padma Shri award in New Delhi earlier this month, causing discord in society. "The accused degraded the freedom fighters and martyrs of this great nation, who have laid down their lives and sacrificed for attaining Independence in the year 1947," said the complaint.

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