Karnataka Police on Tuesday lodged an FIR against actor Kangana Ranaut for her anti-farmer tweet. She had tweeted against the farmers who were protesting against the controversial farm laws passed by the government on September 20. The development comes after the Karnataka court on Friday directed the Police to register a first information report against actor Kangana Ranaut for her tweet on the farmer’s agitations against the new farmer laws.
Taking an action on the complaint filed by a lawyer L Ramesh Naik, the Judicial Magistrate First Class court directed the police to register an FIR against Kangana Ranaut who compared the protesting farmers to terrorists.
Karnataka Police booked Kangana under the charges of promotion of enmity between groups, intentional insult, grave provocation and other sections of Indian Penal Code. The Petitioner Naik has said actor’s tweet had hurt the sentiment of the people and prompted them to file a case against Kangana Ranaut. Naik in his petition alleged that the police had failed to register any case against kangna.
Therefore, the advocate demanded the Court for an FIR under Sections 153A (creating disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different by words), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 108 (a person abets an offence) of the Indian Penal Code against Kangana.
On September 21, the actor had tweeted that people who spread misinformation and rumours about CAA that caused riots are the same who are now spreading misinformation about Farmers laws and causing terror in the nation.
Weeks after the Parliament passed three controversial farm bills, protests staged in Punjab and Haryana to oppose the laws. Some Opposition Members of Parliament claimed that the legislations would prove to be the death warrant for the agricultural sector. President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to the bills on September 27, after which they became laws.