Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Wednesday reminded actor Kangana Ranaut that “no one is above the law”, as outrage grows over the actor’s derogatory feedback in regards to the farmers’ protest – which she labelled “Khalistani” – and the Sikh neighborhood – whom she branded “terrorists”.
Mr Malik additionally took a swipe at Ms Ranaut and the safety cowl supplied to her by the centre (based mostly on a Home Ministry ‘menace evaluation report’), warning her it could not be sufficient to cease the regulation.
“The means Kangana Ranaut is abusing everyone… insulting the daddy of our nation (Mahatma Gandhi)… saying azadi (independence) was fake and that we had been beggars… she is hurting the sentiment of varied communities,” Mr Malik was quoted by information company ANI.
“Some she called ‘terrorists’… some she called ‘mosquitoes’. This is unacceptable. Definitely no one is above the law… whether she has Z security cover doesn’t matter… security cannot prevent implementation of the laws. Action will be taken,” the NCP chief added.
Ms Ranaut was last year given Y+ security cover by the Union Home Ministry; this was after a request from her father by way of the BJP authorities in Himachal Pradesh, which is her residence state.
A police case was registered against Ms Ranaut on Tuesday for “intentionally and deliberately” portraying the farmers’ protest as a “Khalistani” motion and calling Sikhs “terrorists”.
Her remark – an Instagram submit – got here after Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned his authorities would repeal the farm legal guidelines which have triggered widespread (and generally violent) protests.
In her submit the actor lashed out at “Khalistani terrorists… arm-twisting the government” and praised “the only woman Prime Minister… she crushed them like mosquitoes at the cost of her own life”.
“Khalistani terrorists may be arm-twisting the government. But let’s not forget one woman… only woman Prime Minister… jo apni jooti ke neeche crush kiya tha (who crushed them under her shoes). No matter how much suffering she caused to this nation, she crushed them like mosquitoes at the cost of her own life. Desh ke tukde nahi hone diye (did not let the nation get broken up),” she ranted.
The police case was filed over “deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings…”
Ms Ranaut – infamous for incendiary and crude feedback, for which she was permanently banned by Twitter in May for “hateful conduct and abusive behavior” – triggered an enormous row after calling India’s independence “bheekh“, or alms.
With enter from ANI