Kangana Ranaut addresses sister Rangoli Chandel’s Twitter suspension, suggests to ban Twitter.
Days after Kangana Ranaut’s sister, Rangoli Chandel's Twitter account got suspended, the actress addressed the issue in a video, coming out strongly in defence of her sister and insisting that she “has done nothing wrong”.
In an Instagram video address in Hindi, the actress emphasised on the importance of freedom of speech in a democracy, while also claiming that Rangoli didn’t promote the genocide of Muslim believers in any way. She also went on to speak her mind on other troubling issues, including branding certain groups as “terrorists” that keep doing the rounds on social media sites.
Kangana even went on to suggest that such social media sites should be “demolished” and that India should “start our platforms.”
Nonetheless, she signed off with a smile on her face wishing all watching a “happy lockdown.”
Rangoli’s Twitter account was suspended on Thursday after she posted some controversial tweets about the recent attack on doctors and medical staff treating COVID-19 patients in Moradabad.
Rangoli’s tweets were mass reported for abuse by several personalities on Twitter, including jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali, filmmaker Reema Kagti, actress Kubra Sait and badminton player Jwala Gutta. Following an attack on healthcare workers after a member of a religious group died from the infection in UP, Chandel had posted tweets which drew objections for allegedly targeting a community.
Reacting to the same, Rangoli said in an official statement, "Twitter is an American platform absolutely biased and anti-India, you can make fun of Hindu Gods call Prime Minister and Home Minister terrorists but if you say anything about people pelting stones on health workers and Police forces they suspend your account, I have no desire of empowering any such platforms with my perspective and honest opinions, so I am not reviving my account, I was my sister's spokesperson now watch out for her direct interviews, she is a huge star she has many ways of reaching out, a biased platform can be easily avoided.'
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