Highlights:

  • Actress Kangana Ranaut has been ordered to appear before a panel of the Delhi Assembly’s Peace and Harmony Committee
  • An FIR was lodged against the actress for her allegedly offensive remarks on the Sikh community
  • Ranaut was summoned by the committee, headed by Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha on December 6

Actress Kangana Ranaut has been ordered to appear before a panel of the Delhi Assembly’s Peace and Harmony Committee in regard to her alleged instigating remarks on the Sikh community which she shared on her Instagram.

Ranaut was summoned by the committee, headed by Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha on December 6. An FIR was lodged against the actress by the Sikh community heads after Kangana called Sikhs ‘Khalistani terrorists.’

A statement released by the committee read, “The Committee has received multiple complaints eliciting outrageously offensive and derogatory Instagram stories/posts allegedly published by Ms. Kangana Ranaut, the film actress, on her official Instagram Account namely @kanganaranaut.”

The statement further said that according to the complainants Kangana’s remarks are outrageously offensive and derogatory and due to her immense reach (of around 80 lakh followers around the world) is prone to affect the peace and harmony of the society. Her alleged statement illustrates the instances which would hurt the religious sentiments of the Sikh community.

“Given the gravity and the importance of all these issues in the NCT of Delhi, the committee on ‘Peace and Harmony’ under the Chairmanship of MLA Raghav Chadha has summoned Ms. Kangana Ranaut to appear before the Committee,” it added. It also mentioned that the inquiry on the matter will substantiate the present issue. Kangana has been served with the summoning and has been asked to appear on 6 December at 12 pm.

The Peace and Harmony Committee was formed after the riots of February 2020. It was formed with the intention of looking into incidents that could disrupt peace in the city. Previously, the committee also questioned Facebook officials over hate speech and efforts the platform was taking to curb it.

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