On Thursday, a criminal write petition was filed in Bombay High Court seeking a permanent suspension or deactivation of Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut Twitter account.
According to a report in Bar and Bench and part of the petition accessed by the publication, the petition stated that Kangana’s tweets were responsible for “spreading continuous hatred, disharmony in the country”
A part of the plea reads,
“Every Indian citizen has a right to freedom of speech and not freedom of ‘hate speech’ and there are restrictions imposed to the freedom of speech. Yet several people like Ranaut have been spreading hate, breaking the brotherhood, integrity of the country through their time and again provoking hate speeches disrupting the peace in the country.”
The report also claimed that one of Kangana’s tweets, termed the judiciary as ‘Pappu Sena’, amounting to contempt of court.
As per the report, the criminal writ petition has been filed against actor Kangana Ranaut by advocate Ali Kaashif Khan Deshmukh under Section 482 of the CRPC (Saving of inherent powers of High Court).
In his petition, Deshmukh has alleged that the ‘Thalaivi’ star has been making remarks and tweeting against the executive machinery in Maharashtra including Ministers and the Mumbai Police on her social media handle.
For the uninitiated, the lawyer had earlier filed a complaint at Mumbai’s Andheri court against Kangana Ranaut’s social media posts after Mumbai Police failed to act on his complaint. After a hearing on the complaint in October end, Mumbai Police was directed to file a report.
Reacting to the news of the petition seeking her Twitter account suspension, Kangana wrote on the micro-blogging site, “Ha ha ha I am continuously taking about Akhand Bharat, inevitably fighting tukde gang everyday and I am accused of dividing the nation. Wah!!! Kya baat hai, anyway twitter is not the only platform for me in one chutki thousands camera will appear for my single statement.
Ha ha ha I am continuously taking about Akhand Bharat, inevitably fighting tukde gang everyday and I am accused of dividing the nation 😂
Wah!!! Kya baat hai, anyway twitter is not the only platform for me in one chutki thousands camera will appear for my single statement 🙂 https://t.co/0BgAEd7iKO
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) December 3, 2020