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Kangana Ranaut receives legal notice for ‘misidentifying’ Shaheen Bagh activist Bilkis Bano

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A Punjab-based lawyer sent a legal notice to Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for allegedly misidentifying an elderly woman at the farmers’ protest in the national capital as Bilkis Bano, known as the ‘Shaheen Bagh dadi’.

Attorney Harkam Singh, in the November 30 legal notice, suggested that Ranaut should have authenticated the information before posting it on social media and demanded an apology for his tweets, in which he allegedly misidentified the woman.

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“I sent a legal notice for a tweet that misidentified Mohinder Kaur as Bilkis Bano with a hint that she (Kaur) was available as a contracted protester for 100 rupees. The notice gives Ranaut seven days to issue an apology to the contrary. , which will be persecuted, ”Singh told ANI here on Wednesday.

The legal notice said that Ranaut, in his tweet, claimed that Bilkis Bano was present at the farmers’ protest and was available at 100 rupees.

“It is to inform you that said lady is not a false lady. Her name is Mahinder Kaur and she belongs to Bathinda. She is the wife of farmer Labh Singh Nambardar. In her life, she has always remained connected with the fields and field work and is the wife of a farmer, ”the ad said.

He said that by using such comments, Ranaut has not only lowered the prestige and image of the lady, but also diminished the image and prestige of every lady, as well as every person who participates in protests for a noble cause and to fight. for their rights.

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“That by tweeting in that way, the same also points to the fact that the protest that the peasants are carrying out is being carried out by bringing people for rent. Such a low thought of you, who is a lady and a celebrity, is not acceptable, ”the ad read.

“That he has also made fun of the peasants who, putting their lives at risk, have been protesting for their rights. It is known by all that in said protest of farmers, several farmers have already lost their lives, “he added.

In particular, Ranaut had deleted her tweet that allegedly misidentified the woman after she was criticized for the same thing on social media.

Hindustan Times

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