A group of NSUI said her Padma Shri should be taken back for “insulting” the freedom fighters and martyrs.
New Delhi: National Student Union of India (NSUI) state president, Advocate Amir Shaikh, has given an application to the Superintendent of Yerawada Mental Hospital with a request to admit Bollywood actress Kangana Ranuat in the mental hospital for statements on India’s freedom and freedom fighters.
“Her mental health is bad and she needs treatment,” Amir Shaikh tweeted.
Tension continues to simmer for Kangana Ranaut days after her controversial remark, India attained “real freedom” in 2014 and described the country’s Independence in 1947 as “bheek”. After backlash and criticism, now protests have erupted outside the Bollywood actress’ house in Mumbai.
On Friday afternoon, a group of NSUI members agitated outside Kangana’s house on Friday afternoon and demanded that her Padma Shri should be taken back for “insulting” the freedom fighters and martyrs.
Leaders of several political parties have slammed Kangana Ranaut for her remark.
Earlier in the day Maharashtra minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik, took a jibe at the Bollywood actress and said, “it looks like Kangana Ranaut took a heavy dose of Malana Cream before making such a statement.”
Delhi BJP leader Praveen Shankar Kapoor in a tweet in Hindi sought for judiciary action against Kangana Ranaut. He said, “Being the son of a freedom fighter and coming from a family of freedom fighters, I find Kangana Ranaut’s remarks that India’s freedom was alms (bheekh) as the biggest misuse of freedom and an insult to the sacrifice made by freedom fighters. I wish the judicial system of India takes cognizance.”
Earlier this week, Kangana said India got its actual freedom in 2014, apparently referring to Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister. Answering a question on Veer Savarkar, the actress said, “Congress is an extension of the British.”
“India got ‘bheek’ (alms) in 1947 and the real freedom came in 2014,” the actress added.
first published:Nov. 12, 2021, 6:33 p.m.