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Delhi Court seeks ATR from police against Kangna Ranaut tweets on defaming Kissan Andolan


New Delhi, Mar 10 (ILNS) A Delhi Court on Wednesday sought an action taken report from the Delhi Police over a case filed by Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa against actress Kangana Ranaut over her tweets regarding the farmers protest 
Metropolitan Magistrate Amardeep Kaur directed the police to file a status report in this regard and slated the matter for further hearing on April 24.
 Sirsa filed a plea under section 156(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure seeking action against Kangana saying the social media posts of the actor intended to outrage religious sentiments.
The plea filed through Advocates Raj Kamal, Aseem Athwal and Kartawya Batra further stated that Kangana by publishing the said tweet has attempted to misuse the huge social media following for oblique motives and vested interest for political mileage by defaming the peaceful protest and agitation by the farmers thereby causing an atmosphere of communal disharmony. 
” such an act of Kangana Ranaut is meant to create a divide in the society and is a clear example of a “Hate Speech/Tweet” that needs to be addressed and explained before the fake, derogatory and imaginary tweet/ retweet on social media which may further cause prejudice to the farmers in their peaceful agitation and protest as ordained under the constitutional rights,” the plea said. 
The plea said that Kangana’s tweets targeting the peacefully protesting farmers and labeling them as “Khalistani terrorists”and “Biryani Gang” has maligned and defamed the image of the farmers of India in the world.
“Kangana has not expressed any apology or clarification! regarding the above mentioned tweet published by her on twitter handle and has even failed to deny the said statement and unfortunately it has been read over by millions of people, not only in India, but worldwide,” it said. 
“From the above, it is clear that the actress by publishing the above mentioned “Hate Tweets” has committed offences under section 153A, 153B, 295A and 505(1)(b) of the IPC r/w section 66 of the I.T. Act, causing a widespread distress, animosity, and communal discord against a particular community of the society,” the plea said. /ILNS/SNG


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