An FIR has been registered against Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday based on the complaint filed by the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) at Mumbai’s Khar Police Station over the actor’s recent remarks that “entice communal hatred for farmers and Sikhs.”
DSGMC President Manjinder Singh Sirsa announced on Twitter that the FIR has been registered under section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings by insulting a religion) of the Indian Penal Code.
After filing the complaint on Monday, the delegation led by Sirsa, also met Sandeep P Karnik, Additional Commission of Police, West Region, Mumbai and also Maharashtra’s Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil seeking legal action against Ranaut for her “communally provocative and derogatory” social media content.
“She is mentally unwell and should either be put in a mental hospital or in jail,” Sirsa said.
In an attempt to bring to a conclusion the year-long farmers’ protest, on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the decision to repeal the three Farm Bills passed by the union government in September 2020. He said the procedure for this would begin at the Parliament session this month and requested the protesting farmers to return home.
However, the farmers said that they would not return home until the withdrawal is actually implemented and their outstanding issues resolved.
Following this, Ranaut, who is already facing multiple FIRs for calling the protesting farmers “terrorists,” once again took to her Instagram page and wrote, “Khalistani terrorists may be arm twisting the government today. But let’s not forget one woman. The only woman prime minister ne inn ko 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. Lekin desh k tukde nahi hone diye (But she did not let the country break). Even after decades of her death, aaj bhi uske naam se kampte hain yeh. Inko vaisa he guru chahiye (they shiver from her name even today. They need such a guru),” she further wrote, referring to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
In view of these inflammatory posts, on Sunday, the DSGMC wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind appealing for the withdrawal of her recently-awarded Padma Shri. “She is deliberately provoking Sikhs with references of indecent 1984 Sikh genocide,” the letter stated.
The letter also added that Ranaut “demeaned” Modi by suggesting that someone could “arm-twist” the PM.
Citing other instances of her derogatory comments against the protesting farmers as well as her recent remarks terming India’s Independence ‘bheek’ (alms), the letter also mentioned that the actor has previously “humiliated an old lady, the mother of a farmer protesting on Singhu Border.”
She even targeted Mahatma Gandhi, the letter further said, adding, “She is spitting venom and hurting the sentiments of Sikh community intentionally for some cheap publicity.”
On Saturday, the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) also filed a police complaint against Ranaut at the Parliament Street police station in New Delhi for allegedly making seditious remarks on social media. As per the complaint, Ranaut had said that India is a “Jihadist Nation” and had called for a dictatorship in the country.