Leading Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut accused Twitter of racism after her account was permanently suspended on Tuesday for abusive behavior.
The company said Ranaut – known for her ardent support of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi – was banned from the platform after breaking the rules on hateful and abusive behavior.
The actress, who has won several national film awards, protested Twitter’s action in a statement, accusing the social media company of racism.
Twitter has only proved my point. They are Americans, and by birth a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person, ”she said later on Tuesday.
‘They want to tell you what to think, speak or do, luckily I have many platforms that I can use to raise my voice, including my own art in the form of cinema, but my heart goes out to the people of this country tortured, enslaved and censored for thousands of years and still there is no end to the suffering. ‘
Leading Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut (pictured) has accused Twitter of racism after her account was permanently suspended on Tuesday for abusive behavior
Ranaut’s account suspension came after she released a tweet on Monday urging Modi to resort to gangster tactics to “ tame ” West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Ranaut’s account suspension came after she released a tweet on Monday urging Modi to resort to gangster tactics to “ tame ” West Bengal Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Banerjee’s regional party defeated Modi’s Hindu nationalists in weekend elections to maintain control of the state government in Kolkata.
After the election, Banerjee’s party was accused of violent attacks on defeated opponents, which it denies.
Swapan Dasgupta, an influential right-wing journalist and politician in India who writes columns for leading English-language newspapers embracing Hindu nationalism, wrote about the situation on Twitter after the election.
Alarming situation in Nanoor (Birbhum district) with more than a thousand Hindu families in the fields to escape marauding crowds seeking to take on BJP supporters. Reports of mistreatment or worse of women, ‘Dasgupta wrote.
In response to Dasgupta’s claims, Ranaut called Banerjee a “monster unleashed” and called on Modi to “tame her.”
Ranaut called Mamata Banerjee (pictured) a ‘monster unleashed’ and called on Modi to ‘tame her’ after her regional party defeated Modi’s Hindu nationalists in weekend elections to maintain control of the state government in Kolkata.
Pictured: Supporters of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party attend a meeting addressed by West Bengali Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (not pictured) during an election campaign in Bhabeshmore village, Jalpaiguri district on the outskirts of Siliguri on April 14, 2021
Ranaut tweeted Dasgupta’s tweet, writing, ‘This is awful …’ We need super gundai (hooliganism in Hindi) to kill Gundai … Modi ji (an honorary title) please show your Virat roop early years 2000 ‘, she wrote.
Her post was seen as an appeal to Modi to repeat the 2002 Gujarat riots that took place while he was the region’s prime minister.
According to official figures, the riots ended with 1,044 dead, 223 missing and 2,500 injured. Of the dead, 790 were Muslim and 254 Hindu. However, experts believe the actual count could have been higher.
Twitter confirmed that Ranaut’s account had been suspended and explained its policy.
‘We have made it clear that we will take strong enforcement action against behavior that can lead to offline damage.
“The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter Rules, in particular our Hateful Conduct Policy and our Abuse Policy.”
Twitter said Ranaut (left) – known for her ardent support of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) – was banned from the platform after breaking the rules on hateful and abusive behavior.
This isn’t the first time Ranaut has broken Twitter’s rules.
Earlier this year, the platform imposed some restrictions on its account after posting an inflammatory tweet against Amazon Prime Video series ‘Tandav’.
In the earlier tweet, she said it was “ time to take off (the creators’) heads’ ‘for hurting religious feelings.
A Twitter spokesperson told NDTV at the time that the actress’s tweet violated the social media site’s abuse policy, which prohibits “ targeted harassment of anyone or (inciting) other people to do so. ”
“ We prohibit content that desires, hopes or expresses the death, serious bodily harm or death of any person or group of people and we take enforcement action when we identify violations, including posting an account in read-only mode. ” Twitter said at the time.
In response to her first Twitter penalty, she tagged Jack Dorsey, the company’s CEO, and wrote, “My account and my virtual identity could become martyrdom for the country at any time.”