While actors Huma Qureshi, Farhan Akhtar, and Swara Bhaskar are taking part in protests against the amended Citizenship Act, actor Kangana Ranaut on Monday condemned these protests and said the people should not instigate violence in the name of democracy.
"It's not correct for the people to instigate violence in the name of democracy. We are still hung on to the pre-Independence era. During that time, going on strikes against the people, who had captured us, not paying taxes, all of this was really cool.
But today, because of democracy, your leaders have come from within you, not from Italy or Japan," the 'Panga' actor told ANI.
Slamming people for vandalising public property during protests, Ranaut said, "In our population, only three to four per cent people pay taxes. Rest of them are actually dependent on them.
So, who gives you the right to burn buses, trains, create ruckus in the country." "One bus costs a lot. It's not a small amount. And the condition of this country is such that there are so many, who are dying of malnutrition," added Ranaut.Replying to Kangana, Manish Sisodia tweeted, "Even daily labourers pay indirect taxes when he buys
How Twitter reacted:
Dear idiot, everyone pays taxes. When you buy a one rupee candy, you pay tax on it. In fact, these indirect taxes account for about 80 per cent of all taxes. Direct taxes are only 20 per cent of it all.— Luka Dončić fan account (@Maq_one) December 23, 2019
You may also want to acknowledge that the police is killing protesters. https://t.co/EuRel4RiSE
24 people died including an eight years old but all she regrets a f*cking bus,who gave you right to downplay the loss of human lives you shameless bigot? https://t.co/QMboqJqb4J— AmmaraFaiz (@AmmaraFaiz_sa) December 23, 2019
Dear Kangna, I know economy isn't your strength but you are absolutely wrong... Most ppl pay tax... Most as in 99.999%... Even yet to born babies... Yes.. Difficult to comprehend but that is how it is.. So no, country doesn't run on income tax. https://t.co/hrA0GtnxNe— Sumit Kashyap (@sumitkashyapjha) December 23, 2019
Kangana Ranaut stands in solidarity with buses. https://t.co/oUWmRhixnV— Tyrannosaurus Banks (@vaniIlaessences) December 23, 2019
1- *Everyone* pays tax. Indirect tax collectn almost as much as direct tax— Ruchi Gupta (@guptar) December 23, 2019
2- All violence wrong, whether or not one has paid tax towrds buying of bus!
3- State violence esp abhorrent cause State charged wth upholding rule of law
4-protests have been largely peaceful & heartening https://t.co/x8Anl3j57z
Said this before, saying it again. This woman ALWAYS comes across as irrational and narcissistic. Routinely malicious. Lies often. Now out of the closet as ignorant. I have no idea why she is famous. Or why a news channel is quoting an actress on how taxes or citizen rights work. https://t.co/AT8cRLF7ID— Vidyut (@Vidyut) December 23, 2019
Every Indian Soul Pays Tax. When you buy a one rupee candy or a 10 rupees biscuit, you pay tax on it.— Advaid (@Advaidism) December 24, 2019
7 Indian States (South India + Maharashtra + Bengal) provide 51% of India's tax revenue.
Just look at which states that gets more tax Benefits and the which states dont. https://t.co/7EpKE0252K
Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that everyone paid taxes including labourers.Rising to Kangana’s defence, Rangoli slammed Manish Sisodia and wrote: “Sir ji Kangana is clearly talking about income tax here, please don’t twist her statements either way please don’t burn public property