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Kangana Ranaut Records Statement in FIR for Derogatory Social Media Posts on Protesting Farmers

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After failing to appear before the Mumbai Police on Wednesday in connection with the FIR registered against her for derogatory remarks on the farmers’ protest, actor Kangana Ranaut visited the Khar Police station on Thursday to record her statement in the case.


“Another day, another police station, hundreds of FIR’s and hours of questioning,” wrote Ranaut on her Instagram story (which expires in 24 hours) while sharing a picture from the police station.

Her counsel had earlier told the Bombay High Court that she would appear before the Khar police on Wednesday. However, on that day, Ranaut’s lawyer had sought another date for the actor’s appearance. He had said, “Going by the spirit, aim and intent of the high court order, we requested the investigation officer for an earlier date and wanted to expedite the process before the next court hearing. However, the investigation officer was not willing to accommodate us.”

Adding that the officer did not respond to his messages, calls or the letter which was served immediately after the order, the lawyer had said that Ranaut would appear before the Mumbai police on the earliest date available.

The actor accordingly made her appearance at the station on Thursday and recorded her statement.

The case is regarding the remarks that Ranaut made on social media recently about the year-long farmers’ protest against the Farm Bills.

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to repeal the three Farm Bills on November 19, the actor took to Instagram and wrote, “Khalistani terrorists may be arm twisting the government today. But let’s not forget one woman. The only woman prime minister (Indira Gandhi) 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.

Taking exception to the actor’s remarks and stating that they “entice communal hatred for farmers and Sikhs,” Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) President Manjinder Singh Sirsa sought legal action against her for “communally provocative and derogatory” social media content.

Based on the DSGMC’s complaint, an FIR was registered against Ranaut on November 23 under IPC section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage reli­gious feelings by insulting a religion).

On December 10, Ranaut moved the Bombay High Court seeking to quash this FIR. But a ruling is yet to be made by the court in this matter.