Bollywood queen Kangana Ranaut came out in support of her sister Rangoli Chandel after her Twitter account was suspended for allegedly inciting hatred. The actress, in a video message, highlights the importance of freedom of expression in a democracy while assuring others that her sister did not promote the genocide of a particular religion in any way. Kangana also scoffed at how 'calling the anti-nationals / terrorists' becomes a big problem in India.
Added more, the 'Queen' actress went on to suggest that such social networking sites like Twitter should be 'demolished' and instead, India should start our own platforms rather than those owned by other countries. Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel's Twitter account was suspended on Thursday after a controversial tweet. The actress defended her sister in a video message.
The video begins with Kangana referring to the controversial tweet. He then says that Suzzane Khan's sister Farah Khan Ali and filmmaker Reema Katgi falsely accused Chandel of calling the Muslim genocide and, if any tweets are found, the sisters would come out to apologize. 'Do you mean to say that every Muslim is a terrorist?' Kangana asks. Then he says that social media platforms must be demolished. 'We have to find a way to completely demolish these platforms and start our own platforms.'
Kangana also says that Babita Phogat (who faced violent backlash over her hate tweet against a particular group) is under attack and calls for additional security for the fighter-turned-politician. The video was shared by the Kangana Ranaut team with the caption 'Kangana Ranaut addresses the controversy over Rangoli Chandel's tweet and why freedom of expression is important in a democracy. (sic) Kangana, however, signed on a positive note and wished 'happy lockdown' to everyone who sits at home and abides by the rules.