Actor Kangana Ranaut will be provided Y+ security by the Centre, which includes one personal security officer, eleven policemen and commandos. This comes after the actor's comments comparing Mumbai to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
In a video message, Himachal Pradesh's Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said, "MHA has provided 11 CRPF commandos for Kangana's security. She is Himachal's daughter and based on threat assessment even our government will provide her security."
“The daughters of this country will not forgive you,” Kangana Ranaut had said in a video message addressed to Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut, who had allegedly made an abusive remark against her in an interview.
संजय जी मुझे अभिव्यक्ति की पूरी आज़ादी है— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 6, 2020
मुझे अपने देश में कहीं भी जाने की आज़ादी है ।
मैं आज़ाद हूँ । pic.twitter.com/773n8XDESI
Stating that she has “full freedom of expression,” Kangana Ranaut had said, “I would never tire of praising Mumbai police earlier, but given the recent circumstances…I am allowed to criticise them." Ranaut also asserted that Sanjay Raut is “not Maharashtra.” The actor further said that Raut’s men had threatened that they will break her jaw and kill her. Saying that she will be returning to Mumbai on 9 September, Ranaut said, "Your people are saying they will break my jaw, kill me, Then do it. This country’s soil is rich with the blood of many who sacrificed for the pride and dignity of the country. We will also give our blood, we also have to repay our debts."
According to NDTV, Sanjay Raut was asked if he would apologise to Ranaut for his abusive remark. To which Raut replied, "If that girl (Kangana Ranaut) will apologise to Maharashtra, then I will think about it (of apologising). She calls Mumbai a mini Pakistan. Does she have the courage to say the same about Ahmedabad?"
After Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh asked Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut to ‘leave Mumbai’ over her jibe, Ranaut hit back comparing the ruling coalition to "Taliban."
Maharashtra Home Minister Responds to Kangana's Y+ Security
Responding to the security instated for Kanagana Ranaut, Maharshtra's Home Misniter Anil Deshmukh said, "It is surprising and sad that those who insult Mumbai and Maharashtra, are being given 'Y' level security by centre. Maharashtra is not only of NCP, Shiv Sena or Congress but of BJP & the public too. People of all party should condemn it if one insults Maharashtra."
Devendra Fadnavis Welcomes Centre's Decision
Speaking about the Centre's decision, Devendra Fadnavis was quoted by ANI as saying, "If someone says something wrong, if their thinking is wrong, we can object. But it's responsibility of state govt & those holding constitutional posts to protect their life & property. If it doesn't happen, we'll become a banana republic".
He added, "There will be no rule of law. If you don't like someone's opinion then take legal action against them but it is the responsibility of those who have taken the oath of the constitution to protect them. I think what centre did is right".
Swara Bhasker Responds to Kangana's Y+ Security
Responding to Y+ security provided to Kangana Ranaut, Swara Bhaskar quoted a tweet and wrote, "Thank uuuuu Nazma but no.. I’d rather that taxpayers money be used for real issues.. like development.. or malnutrition."
Kubra Sait also tweeted saying, "Just checking, is it going out my taxes?"
Many on Twitter are questioning the Y+ security and why Kangana Ranaut should get it.
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