Kangana accused: Maharashtra government opposes petition suspending actress’s Twitter account in Bombay HC, says writ is unclear
The petition alleges that the actress and her sister Rangoli Chandel are working to spread hatred through social media, inciting hatred against communities and the state machinery.
The petition demanding suspension of actress Kangana Ranot’s Twitter account has been opposed by the Maharashtra government in the Bombay High Court. A petition filed by Advocate Ali Kasif Khan Deshmukh said that the actress and her sister Rangoli Chandel are working to spread hatred, incite hatred against communities and state machinery through Twitter. Therefore their Twitter account should be blocked.
During the hearing in the bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik on Thursday, Maharashtra Government lawyer YP Yagnik has called the plea in the petition as ambiguous and sought to dismiss it. During the court hearing, the judges asked whether the petition was a PIL.
Court asks for action
On the refusal by Deshmukh, the judge said, ‘Then how can we take action in a criminal case based on claims made by a third party which is not personally affected in any way? If it is not a public interest litigation, then you have to show personal damage to how it is affecting you.
Government lawyer opposed
On this, the public prosecutor Yagnik argued that the petition did not mention how the tweet referred to by the petitioner affected the public. He said, ‘This is a very vague petition. Twitter is an international organization. Nobody can make vague demands like this. ‘ Yagnik said that this argument is not correct and should be settled.
Advocate Deshmukh said during the hearing that he had in the past written a letter to police and Maharashtra officials demanding action against Ranaut and his sister. Deshmukh said, ‘Many FIRs are pending against Kangana. In the past, she has misused actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death for her own benefit and now she is doing the same with the opposition of the farmers.
Kangana’s fight is going on with Dosanjh in social media
Kangana Ranot remains very active on social media. She expresses her opinion on every issue with utmost care. She is currently speaking out against the ongoing peasant movement in the country. Because of which there is a war between him and singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh on social media.