National Commission For Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma has demanded the arrest of Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik for threatening to Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut.

Sharma in her tweet wrote, “According to ANI, Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik threaten Kangana in an interview. He must immediately get arrested. Taking suo motu,” tagging Shiva Sena, Ranaut and Mumbai Police in it.

Since September 3, Ranaut has been facing social media ire for saying that Mumbai feels like “Pakistan occupied Kashmir.”

While Ranaut’s comments on Mumbai city have been criticised by various politicians and celebrities, Pratap Sarnaik reportedly threatened Ranaut whit physical violence. “MP Sanjay Raut cautioned Kangana in a very mild way. If she comes here then our brave women will not leave without slapping her. I will demand Kangana to be booked for sedition for comparing Mumbai, the city which creates industrialists and film stars, to PoK,” he said.

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Speaking with ANI, the NCW chief Sarnaik’s statement “highly objectionable” adding, “I am going to take suo motu cognisance and will write to the DGP of Maharashtra to take action and arrest this man.”

She further added that in none of Ranaut’s tweets has she threatened any person. “this reveals the ideology of Shiv Sena leaders that if women are talking about freedom, they cannot tolerate them.

What is the feud about

In August, Kangana Ranaut had alleged that the Commissioner of Mumbai Police “liked” a tweet that was “derogatory” to her. But Mumbai Police denied her allegations. to which she responded saying, “You are a big sham in the name of police force, don’t you forget not just me all the people tagged got notifications of @CPMumbaiPolice liking the derogatory tweet, trying to prove victim a criminal seems your old dhandha, don’t you dare to lie @MumbaiPolice, don’t you dare ..”

In response to Ranaut’s remarks on Mumbai Police, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut wrote in a tweet, “We kindly request her not to come to Mumbai. This is nothing but an insult to Mumbai police. The Home Ministry should take action over it.”

What You Should Know

  • NCW chief asked for the arrest of Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik.
  • Pratap Sarnaik threatened Kangana for her comments on Mumbai Police.
  • The threat was addressed to Kangana through a tweet by Sarnaika that he wrote in Marathi.

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The war of words only escalated from here, as Ranaut responded to this tweet, writing, “Sanjay Raut Shiv Sena leader has given me an open threat and asked me not to come back to Mumbai, after Aazadi graffitis in Mumbai streets and now open threats, why Mumbai is feeling like Pakistan occupied Kashmir?” Read more about the controversy here.

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Sanskriti Tiwari is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.

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