NCW, MEA Initiate Action Against Pak Journalist On Celina Jaitly s Complaint

Celina Jaitly, a yesteryear Bollywood actress took to Twitter to thank the National Commission for Women and the Ministry of External Affairs to thank them for their support and prompt action on her complaint against Pakistani film critic and journalist Umair Sandhu who had made derogatory claims against her and tried to slander her character with false tweets.

Umair Sandhu whose Twitter bio lists him as a 'Member of Overseas Censor Board', journalist and film critic, had tweeted a couple of months ago that Celina Jaitly was in a relationship with both Late Feroze Khan and his son Fardeen Khan during her initial days in Bollywood. Celina made her Bollywood debut in 2003 in 'Janasheen' directed by Feroze Khan and was paired against his son Fardeen Khan.

In her tweet, she mentioned the bizarre allegations made by Sandhu and the support from Twitterati including Pakistani Nationals on her response to him. But since the mudslinging and attacks on her character by spreading falsehood continued, she raised a complaint with NCW as a legal recourse was not possible due to the perpetrator hiding in Pakistan.

She mentions in her tweet, "@NCWIndia took cognizance of my complaint and wrote a letter addressed to the respected Joint Secretary (PAI Division), Ministry of External Affairs @MEAIndia for initiating necessary action in the matter. The Commission has received a positive response from the MEA communicated via letter. The Ministry views the incident with utmost seriousness and has raised the matter with Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi seeking an immediate investigation and action of the incident. “For me, it was not just a fight for the open assault on my character but also an assault on my integrity, my motherhood, my family and above all my God father and my beloved mentor Mr. Feroz khan who is no longer in this world here to defend himself. He was my mentor, my friend my guide and I am eternally grateful for the love, respect and career he gave me. I am an Indian army war hero’s daughter and I was going to fight it till my last breath even if it meant going to Pakistan to teach this person a lesson. I am so grateful to the National Commission of Women, to the amazing Ms @khushsundar for her understanding and support and wonderful work with women’s issues, Ms Rekha Sharma Chairperson @NCWIndia and above all the Ministry of External Affairs and our GOVERNMENT OF INDIA because they upheld the pride of every Indian woman by initiating this action. I feel proud to be an Indian woman today. Four generations of my family including my father gave their blood to our nation and today when they are no longer in this world I feel glad to be treated as a daughter of my nation where in the Government is my protector and guardian.” Thank you to all my friends, Indian army colleagues of my late father, amazing Twitterati, the Indian media, press who showed unwavering support in my ordeal. Proud to be an Indian woman. Jai Hind!!”

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