Take back Kangana’s Padma Shri: Delhi Women’s Commission chief writes to President

New Delhi, 14 November

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Sunday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind urging him to withdraw the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award given to actress Kangana Ranaut for allegedly undermining the country’s independence. was given for comment.

Ranaut on Thursday courted controversy by saying that India achieved “real independence” in 2014, apparently after the Narendra Modi-led government took power and the country’s independence in 1947 as “beggar” (begging). mentioned in the description.

Maliwal said in his letter that the actor has “made some derogatory statements insulting the great freedom fighters of the country”.

The DCW chief also demanded a sedition charge against the ‘Queen’ actor.

“These statements reflect their hatred for our great freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh and countless others who laid down their lives for the nation! We all know that our country has to be sacrificed and martyred in the ultimate sacrifice of our great freedom. Freedom from British rule through fighters,” he wrote.

Highlighting that Ranaut’s statements have hurt the sentiments of lakhs of Indians and are “seditious” in nature, he urged the President to “kindly take cognizance of the matter and withdraw the Padma Shri award conferred on Ms. Ranaut”. requested.

Maliwal insisted, “I also request you to please ensure that an FIR is registered against him for sedition. I hope you will uphold the sentiments of crores of Indians and take necessary steps in the matter.” “

The DCW chief said that Ranaut, “through his insensitive and thoughtless lies”, humiliated and humiliated the “sacrifices of millions of Indians who participated” in various movements such as the Revolt of 1857, Champaran Satyagraha, Khilafat Movement, Quit India . Movement, Dandi March and Non-Cooperation Movement among many others.

“How can we forget the thousands of people who gathered at Jallianwala Bagh to protest British rule and the massacre that followed? Are these chapters in our history a ‘beggar’?” Maliwal wanted to know.

She also pointed out that it was not a sporadic incident by the actor and “Ranaut does not seem to be of sound mind”.

“She habitually spits venom against the people of her own country and repeatedly uses abusive language to attack those with whom she does not agree. Her behavior is in no way that of a recipient of the highest award in the country. It’s not in line and it’s also an insult. Veterans who received the award before and with him,” Maliwal said.

Ranaut has recently been awarded the Padma Shri. PTI