Recently, a lawyer filed a plea at the Supreme Court of India to censor future social media posts by the actor Kangana Ranaut for her alleged hate speech against Sikhs and an intention to cause riots. Censor Social media Posts Kangana Ranaut
In the petition, the lawyer not only asked the court to direct censorship on all of Kangana Ranaut’s social media posts but also suggested that all the FIRs filed against the actor be transferred to the Khar Police Station in Mumbai, Maharashtra. While stating this, the lawyer said that charge sheets in these cases need to be submitted in six months and the trial to be completed in two years.
The lawyer said that her Instagram post which referred to Sikh farmers “as Khalistani terrorists” has hurt his sentiments. He said that “the post seems to uphold the 1984 genocide and infer that Sikhs should be treated as a lower race like unwanted mosquitoes and they need a Guru like Mrs Indira Gandhi when the Eternal Guru of the Sikhs is Guru Granth Sahibjee.”
The post by the actor read, “The Khalistan terrorists may be arm twisting the government today… The only woman prime minister ne inn ko apni joote ke niche crush kiya tha (the only woman prime minister has crushed them under her shoes). No matter how much suffering she caused to this nation…she crushed them like mosquitoes at cost of her own life. Lekin desh ke tukde nahi hone diye (But did not let the nation get divided).”
In the petition, the lawyer stated that these statements by the actor raises racial discrimination, hate and a lot of arguments on social media that has the potential of turning into a riot and such things cannot be ignored.
The lawyer has also asked the Union Ministry of Information Technology, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and state police to take preventive actions.
This comes five days before, the scheduled summoning of the actor by the Peace and Harmony Committee of the Delhi Assembly. The actor has been called on December 6 for the hate posts against the Sikh community.
Multiple FIRs have been registered against the actor, including the National Executive Member of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Preeti Menon and the National Congress Party (NCP) leader. On November 23, a 47-year-old businessman along with Shiromani Akali Dal and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee had filed an FIR.
The actor, yesterday, posted pictures of the FIR registered by her against a person for threatening her online. She said in the post that she is not afraid of such threats. It has been registered in Manali Police Station under the sections of the Information Technology Act, 2001.