‘Kangana Ranaut publicly insulted our freedom fighters’: Delhi Mahila Congress chief

The Congress' women wing leader also sought an appointment with the Delhi Police chief. 

Published: 13th November 2021 05:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th November 2021 09:17 AM   |  A+A-

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  Delhi Mahila Congress chief Amrrita Dhawan on Saturday, November 13, 2021, wrote to the Delhi Police chief seeking registration of an FIR against actor Kangana Ranaut for her remarks that what India achieved in 1947 was “bheek” (alms), saying she “insulted and showed her disrespect” to freedom fighters. The actor also added that India “got real freedom in 2014,” a reference to the BJP coming to power at the Centre.

In a letter to DPC Rakesh Asthana, Dhawan said, “She (Ranaut) publicly insulted and showed her disrespect to all our freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives during freedom movement. We could never forget the sacrifices of our freedom movement and the millions of lives lost and families destroyed.” The Congress’ women wing leader also sought an appointment with the Delhi Police chief.      

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She requested the commissioner to immediately lodge an FIR against Ranaut under sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 505 (public mischief) and 124A (sedition) of the IPC and other relevant sections of law and initiate proper criminal proceedings before the competent court.

Dhawan also accused Ranaut of making derogatory remarks against "great leaders" of the Congress party when she said: "If we get freedom as a "bheek", is it even freedom? What the British left behind in the name of Congress. They were the extension of the British."

NSUI students hold a ‘Sadbuddhi Yajna’ at its headquarters on Saturday in protest against the latest remarks by Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav)

"Sometimes an insult to the sacrifice and penance of Mahatma Gandhi, sometimes showing respect to his killer and now this disdain for the sacrifice of millions of freedom fighters from.

"Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Maulana Azad, Pandit Nehru, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, the golden trio Lal-Bal-Pal, Sarojini Naidu, and others must be taken into consideration while lodging FIR" against Ranaut, she said.

Politicians across the spectrum, including BJP Member of Parliament Varun Gandhi, Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, have criticised Ranaut for her statement.


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