Kangana Ranaut lands into legal trouble over Bilkis Dadi tweet

Following the new agricultural laws introduced by the Union Government, farmers protests in India are enraging in nation’s capital with every passing day.

While voicing her opinion on the matters of farmers protests, actress Kangana Ranaut got herself stuck in legal mess after she shared fake information on Twitter.

The actress, in her now-deleted tweet claimed that she witnessed the Shaheen Bagh’s Bilkis Dadi at the ongoing farmers protests and the dadi is available for hire.

A lawyer from Punjab’s Zirakpur has sent a legal notice to actress Kangana Ranaut demanding an apology from her over her now-deleted tweet related to the ongoing farmers’ protest in Delhi, reports news agency ANI.

As per the deleted tweet, Kangana had shared a picture of an old woman on Twitter and claimed the woman to be Bilkis Dadi.

However, Kangana’s tweet was later deleted as it was marked fake. It was revealed that the woman shown in picture was 73-year-old Mohinder Kaur, a resident of Bathinda’s Bahadurgarh Jandian village.

The “fake news” labelled tweet also alleged that Bilkis Dadi was available at Shaheen Bagh Protests for Rs 100.

Advocate Hakam Singh told ANI, “I sent a legal notice for a tweet misidentifying Ms Mohinder Kaur as Bilkis Bano with an insinuation that she (Ms Kaur) was available as a hired protester for Rs 100. The notice gives Ranaut seven days to issue an apology failing which a defamation case will be pursued.”

He further added that Ranaut’s remarks not only “degraded the image of each lady and each person” but also were hugely disrespectful to the protesting farmers.

73-year-old Mohinder Kaur also spoke to The Indian Express and said that farming is a difficult job and that is why she is supporting the protests.
“I was told some actor wrote about me like this. She never visited my house, never saw what I am doing and she said that ‘I am available at Rs 100’.” she also said.
The 82-year-old Bilkis Bano has been the face of Anti CAA-NRC protests at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi. Bilkis, commonly known to the world as “Dadi” inspired many women to come forward for the protests. Dadi was also featured in BBC’ 100 women of 2020.