Source - India Legal
A member of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has sent a legal notice to actor Kangana Ranaut for her derogatory tweet defaming farmers, protesters, and activists involved in the Kisan Andolan and protests in Delhi/NCR. The notice has been sent by Advocate Harpreet Singh Hora on behalf of Jasmin Singh Soni, who is an elected member of DSGMC and stands in solidarity with the farmers who are protesting against the Farm laws introduced by the the government, including the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce Bill 2020, Farmers Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill 2020 and the Essential Commodities Bill 2020.
According to the notice, Ranaut’s tweet indicated that one of the activists and an old woman Daadi, is available for a paltry sum of Rs 100 per day thereby implying that the said farmers agitation is a motivated, paid and sponsored protest. She had used social media stating that her fundamental rights had been violated. Similarly, the right to peacefully protest is a part of the farmers’ rights under the Constitution of India and she cannot claim a right to demean and insult the farmers. The notice has called Ranaut’s act, trying to misuse her huge social media fan following for oblique purposes of defaming farmers agitation, trying to paint the whole farmers’ concern in bad light. The notice has called Ranaut’s tweet a clear example of a “Hate Tweet” that needs to be tackled. Kangana Ranaut has been asked for a written apology within 7 days and withdraw the statement/ tweet.