The Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (KPYCC) on Tuesday filed a police complaint against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and journalist and Do Politics co-founder Ajeet Bharti over their alleged statements against freedom fighters.
A delegation led by KPYCC Chairman Mr. S. Raksha Ramaiah lodged the complaint and demanded that the two men stand trial under various sections of the IPC and the Illegal Activities (Prevention) Act 1967, for their “unsavory remarks against freedom fighters.”
The KPYCC chairman said their remarks had ruined the reputation of freedom fighters who fought hard for freedom.
“The Center is busy organizing big festivals to celebrate a whole year as ‘Azadi Ki Amrit Mahotsav’. In fact, the attack on freedom fighters has increased this year by such figures, ”said Ramaiah.
“The Union government must be frank on this point and prove that the government does not approve of their words by taking legal action against them,” he added.
At a recent summit hosted by a private television station, Kangana said: “It was not freedom but bheekh (alms) and we achieved true freedom in 2014. ”
Shortly after making the controversial statement, Kangana defended his position Going through her Instagram stories as she wondered “what war took place in 1947?” “… 1857 I know but what war was in 1947 I don’t know, if anyone can make me aware I will give back my Padma Shri and also apologize please help me with this (sic),” she wrote.
Kangana Ranaut’s declaration on Indian independence came days after she was honored with Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind in Delhi.
Ramaiah also filed a lawsuit against Bharti citing an excerpt from Bharti’s video where he criticized Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
The excerpt is part of a video posted by Do Politics’ YouTube channel titled “Haan, Bheekh Me Hi Mili Azadi | Ajeet Bharti decodes Kangana Ranaut’s statement on Times Now ”.