FIR against Kangana, sister Rangoli for sedition

Lawrence Kim
October 18, 2020

Apart from Thalaivi, Kangana has Tejas in which she essays the role of an Indian Air Force pilot, Dhaakad, an action thriller film.

The complaint was filed by casting director and fitness trainer Munnawarali Sayyed.

The complainant said the sisters should be charged under Sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, meant to outrage religious feelings of any class) and 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code.

According to police, the FIR states that through their tweets, the sisters tried to "malign the Indian Constitution and image of the Maharashtra government, hurt sentiments of Muslims and tried to create division between Hindus and Muslims". The petition has now reportedly turned into an FIR after the Bandra Court has ordered the Mumbai Police to file an FIR against the two. It said that the Bandra police station did not take cognizance of the offence, after which the complainant moved the court.

Sayyed also pointed to Ranaut's comment comparing Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and her remarks on the Sushant Singh Rajput case.

"Total allegations are based upon the comments made on electronic media- Twitter and interviews- and a thorough investigation by an expert is necessary", the court said. The actress has been extremely active on Twitter since she made her debut on social media.

Earlier on Saturday, Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami was asked to appear before the Special Executive Magistrate and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Worli Division, on 24 October in 108 CrPC Proceedings.

Among other things, Sayyed accused Kangana and Rangoli of defaming Bollywood, portraying people working in it in a bad light with claims of nepotism, drug addiction, communal bias, attempting to create a rift between artistes of different communities, insulting religions, calling them murderers etc on social media and through public statements. "Right of speech and expression should not be construed as promoting communal disharmony".

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