the sisters have been booked for allegedly promoting enmity
Mumbai Police has issued a fresh notice to Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel to be present before Bandra Police Station.
Kangana has been asked to appear on November 23 and Rangoli on November 24, 2020, over “objectionable comments” on social media aimed at spreading communal tension.
This is the third time Mumbai police have asked the actor to appear before officers.
Summons have been issued to the sisters on two previous occasions.
The first time, they responded saying that there is a wedding function at home.
Kangana Ranaut’s lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee, had sent a reply to the police station stating that the sisters are in Himachal Pradesh.
Stating that the sisters were busy with wedding preparations and ongoing functions in their hometown for their younger brother.
Later, Mumbai police had issued a second notice to Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel on November 3 and ordered them to appear before them on November 10.
However, no response was received over this summon.
Why are Kangana Ranaut and her sister being summoned?
Both the sisters have been booked for allegedly promoting enmity between communities through their remarks on social media.
On October 17, a Mumbai court had directed the police to file a report against Kangana and Rangoli for allegedly trying to create communal tension through their tweets and interviews.
The complaint was filed by casting director Munnawarali Sayyed, who had pointed out Ranaut’s comment comparing Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Sayyed said an investigation was needed to ascertain the motive behind their tweets and he also complained that police needed to find out:
“Who are the people backing such hatred to create communal tensions and sentiments against the government.”
The complaint also accused Kangana Ranaut of “maliciously bringing religion in all her tweets”.
Anybody makes cartoons on Ram, Krishan, Maa Durga or any God for that matter Allah, Christ, must be punished if they do it at work place or social media suspend them, if they disrespect openly send them to jail for 6 months, that’s all, people have a right to be atheist… cont.
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) October 31, 2020
He said that a divide was being created by artists belonging to different religions.
The women have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code pertaining to committing malicious or deliberate acts with the intention of outraging the religious feelings of citizens.
They have also been summoned for sedition and promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence or language and common intention.
When Delhi was burning, Bangalore was reduced to ashes Europe didn’t say a word instead took a ‘secular’ stand and now Radical Islamic Terrorism is out to turn Europe in to a graveyard.
People know that you have to pay a huge price for INDIFFERENCE….. CAN YOU ? #Vienna https://t.co/DX5HYDBDhh
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) November 3, 2020
On October 29, a Mumbai court ordered an inquiry against the sisters in another case related to allegedly derogatory tweets made by them against Muslims.
The order came after advocate Ali Kashif Khan Deshmukh approached the court, saying that the Amboli police station had not taken any action on a complaint filed by him against the sisters.
Previously, the actress made comments towards lyricist Javed Akhtar.
On November 3, Javed Akhtar filed a criminal defamation complaint against Kangana over her comments about him in an interview with Republic TV in July.
While speaking about the death of Rajput, Kangana reportedly told Republic TV’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami that Akhtar was part of a “suicide gang”.
She also stated that “he can get away with pretty much anything in Mumbai”.