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New Delhi: Twitter Thursday suspended the account of Rangoli Chandel, actor Kangana Ranaut’s sister and manager, after she posted a tweet encouraging communal hatred and violence.

On 15 April, Chandel had tweeted claiming that the family of a Tablighi Jamaat member, who died of the coronavirus infection, had attacked police and doctors, but didn’t share any details or report of the incident.

β€œMake these mullas and secular media stand in a line and shoot them,” she added in the post and said “who cares if they call us Nazi”. The tweet was shared over 2,000 times and liked by 8,000 people.

Many users condemned Chandel for the post and sought police action.

Jewellery designer Farah Khan, who said the tweet was “shocking beyond belief”, demanded an FIR be registered.

Journalist Swati Chaturvedi also asked Twitter to suspend Chandel’s account for making “genocide calls”. Director Reema Kagti, whose filmography includes Gully Boy and Talaash, also called for police action against Chandel for spreading fake news and inciting hatred and violence. Badminton player Jwala Gutta and actor Kubbra Sait of Sacred Games fame were also among those who condemned Chandel.

Following the complaints, Twitter took action and suspended the verified account which had over 95,000 followers.

This isn’t the first time Chandel has triggered a controversy with her tweets.

Earlier this week, she called for suspending the 2024 Lok Sabha election given the economic crisis India is facing during the pandemic. Last week, she claimed she received a warning from Twitter but didn’t explain why. Following this, she called the social networking site “anti-national” and said the platform would “go to graveyard” if they suspended her account.

Also read: Coronavirus was a test of secular nationalism. Then Tablighi Jamaat became the scapegoat


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  1. Violence by civillian in any form is bad and cant be acceptable whatever cause it may be done. This is not a happy situation as it seems indian public is going too much right. State writ must prevail again. The sudden rioting of muslims all over streets of delhi and UP just so that delhi elections could polarise and ground can be prepared for UP election by 2008 era National advisory council members (mostly naxals and gandhi family sycophants) has created wide fissures in indian society. Its benefit will be enjoyed by both left and right but at the end comman civillian will suffer the most.
    Also these bollywood people from both sides left and right are mostly intellectually bankrupt and should be banned on twitter. They should behave like salman khan without taking anyone sides they should present their view.
    The tweet by ms chandel seems totally communal and she is using her stature in wrong way. Mulla or secular media have every right to present their view but if violence is required to control anyone only state should do it effectively to control the situation like muradabad.

  2. It takes a lot of guts to speak the truth….
    Bcz of these muslim people’s immatured nature things take worse turn. Few days earlier also they fired up the railway station, train coaches, engines at Uluberia, Lalgola, Sealdah areas. The matter was related to CAB, NRC but all they did were damaging public property and make the daily day life people suffer bcz they didn’t had the guts to speak to the actual person who asked them to leave.
    There are countless video evidences of these Lungiwales who were seen destroying public property like buses and trains at Uluberia & Lalgola.

    If asking for shooting them is a huge crime and Police getting tagged in Twitter for these then where did u guys went when ur community ppl were firing up things….
    How many video evidences do u want?
    10 ? 20 ? 30 ? Or more?

    Now latest when a doctor visits these community people’s resident to check them all up, again these Lungis end up fighting, manhandling, threatening them and also the police who accompanied them.

    These Muslims specifically are just disaster for our country.


    But the vast of them are Immatured and Harmful for our society. All they know is Violence and Damaging of things.
    The society should get rid of these Negative people.

    And 1 more thing… My Dear some of the Verified TWEETER Users plz listen..Police is busy in saving the nation in this crisis.. Don’t tag and disturb them for ur personal reasons. Even if u do so u will be ignored like the way u r already been done so long. Haha

  3. Nothing to do



  4. Don’t know why people are trying to target a single community in this critical situation and corrupt media
    Houses is boosting it.

  5. You see they want to gain public attention , that’s why they do it ……. that’s what I used to believe .But it’s not all true .Some people are funded by organizations as well.
    Forgot about this hindu muslim thing.
    I mean I have this question in my mind .
    They say muslims will become majority by 2050 ,I don’t have to do anything with that whether this will happen or not.But as we can see all the growth rate , and stuff .It seems like yes it could happen .Let me be clear I am not here for hindu muslim stuff .I am wondering what will happen when hindus will be in minority again. This lady could be right about the person or an organisation or may b about its leader. Is it fare to target a community ?
    You have to walk on this planet,it doesn’t have a single country on it.How can you live with such hate .why are you making world so small for you.

  6. Instead of mulla she could have used “people”. What she said was not appropriate. She could have used something else just for jamatis I guess.

  7. This is an obvious consequencce of the unscrupulous Indian media echoed most irresponsibly by its disgusting anchors. There is no use blaming one individual or two. The whole society has become mentally deranged and psycopathic in behaviour inspired by those ministers in charge ofcthe country’s affairs including the two leaders of the nation. The public not surprisingly feels encouraged and confident to go overboard to make such unhealthy remarks. So with an over paid media, highly irresponsible ruling class and a stupid sheepish public what does one expect? The communal flames of bigotry and hate have been lit the day this govt came into power and are spreading and spreading. . To extinguish them would need a miracle. So let’s sit and wait for the disaster.

  8. Distressing. The Hindi film industry has always been a catholic space. Dominated by Punjabi male stars to some extent, Muslims and South Indians have been well represented, quite apart from Bengalis who must be the most talented and creative of all Indians. Kept Urdu alive. We seem intent on bringing down the wall of national unity, one brick at a time.


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