1 Dec 2021 5:53 AM GMT
A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking censoring of the Social Media posts of Actress Kangana Ranaut in order to maintain law and order situation in the Country.The plea moved by petitioner in person Sardar Charanjeet Singh Chanderpal seeks a direction to Union Home Ministry, IT Ministry, TRAI and State Police Authorities of different states to take Preventive action on social...
A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking censoring of the Social Media posts of Actress Kangana Ranaut in order to maintain law and order situation in the Country.
The plea moved by petitioner in person Sardar Charanjeet Singh Chanderpal seeks a direction to Union Home Ministry, IT Ministry, TRAI and State Police Authorities of different states to take Preventive action on social media against Kangana Ranaut.
Referring to Ranaut statement (put up on Instagram) as regards the Farmer's Laws vis a vis its irrelevant reference as a Khalistani Arm twisting tactic, the plea seeks tansfer of all FIRs pan India registered against her to Khar police station (Mumbai) with a further prayer for filing of Charge sheet in 6 months and trial to be completed in 2 years.
Significantly, the plea also alleges that Ranaut is making abuse use of her Right to Speech and Expression through Social Media.
Averments in the plea
Referring to Ranaut alleged statement terming Sikh Farmers' issue as "Khalistani Arm Twisting Tactic", the plea submits that such kind of irresponsible statements can spread hatred amongst the Indians resulting in disunity of the Country.
[NOTE: The plea states that Ranaut made the following statement on her Instagram account:
"Khalistani Terrorists may be arm twisting the Government today, but let's not forget one woman, the only woman Prime Minister ne inko apni jooti 7 8 ke neeche crush kiya, no matter how much suffering she caused to the nation, she crushed them like mosquitoes at the cost of her own life, lekin Desh ke tukde nahi hone diye. Even after decades of her death, aaj bhi uske naam se kaapte hain yeh, inko vaise hi Guru Chahiye"]
Agaisnt this backdrop, the plea submits that there was absolutely no necessity or need or even the slightest room for making such an outrageous, provocative and irresponsible statement on social media
The plea further alleges that ranaut made an outrageous and provocative statement that the 1984 attack/counter attack on the Sikhs, irrespective of whether they formed the separatist or the innocent secular group, was justified and this could be easily inferred that the 1984 genocide on the Sikhs is justified.
In this regard, the plea contends that referring to the Genocide of Sikhs in 1984, ranaut has seemingly justified their killing by saying that it was a justified move and that it was necessary to maintain the unity of the country. By this, the plea avers, she has tried to distinguish Sikhs as anti-Indian and anti-Nationals.
"This statement, in the light of several innocent Sikh men, women and children losing their lives as well as livelihood as well as rapes (as regards women) were justified, thus statement has every element of provocation and breach of peace amongst the citizens of India who follow the Sikh Faith via a vis Fans of Respondent no. 17 as well as any miscreants who would like to create nuisance, violence, mischief and discrimination. Thus statement further is fueled by the use of words such a 'Crushed under the Shoes' & 'Like Misquotes' a statement like this coming from a well-known actress would invite attention by the media and the public and could finally result in a Anti-National Sentiment against the Sikhs," the plea states.
The plea also avers that Ranauat attacked directly on the worship of the Sikh faith by saying that the Sikh must acknowledge Priyadarshni Indira Gandhi as their Guru while allegedly claiming that the Sikhs yet get scared of Indira Gandhi.
"This again is a statement which was not required and is against the Sikhs faith as Sikhs are not suppose to fear anybody except the almighty. Fear and respect have to distinguish," the plea adds.
Lastly addig that the remarks are not only outrageous and blasphemous but also intend to cause riots, hurt religious sentiments, the plea terms her alleged statements as defamatory as well as portraying Sikhs in a totally anti National manner.
"It also justifies innocent killing of Sikhs. The remarks are totally against the unity of our country and the actress deserves a Serious punishment at Law. They cannot be brushed aside or excused," the plea avers.