Can't Join Celebrating the Slap: Shabana Azmi on Kangana Incident

Hyderabad: Two days after Actress turned Politician, Kangana Ranaut was slapped by a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), a constable at Chandigarh airport, Veteran actress Shabana Azmi reacted to the incident by saying that if security officers take the law into their hands, people won’t be safe.

“I have no love lost for Kangana Ranaut. But I can’t find myself joining this chorus of celebrating “the slap.” If security personnel start taking the law into their hands none of us can be safe,” Azmi posted on X.

Ranaut was on her way to board a flight to Delhi, from the Chandigarh airport when the incident took place. The video clip of this incident quickly went viral and created a buzz on social media.

Ranaut later posted a video statement regarding this incident on her social media, where she said, “ I am safe. I am perfectly fine. The incident happened at the security check-in. The women guard waited for me to cross, then came from the side and hit me. She started throwing expletives. When I asked her why she hit me. She said, ‘I support farmers.’ I am safe but my only concern is, how should we handle this rising terrorism in Punjab?”

Kulwinder Kaur, the CISF constable who slapped Kangana Ranaut said, “I slapped her because I support farmers' protest.” During the farmers' protest, she said, they were sitting there for a hundred rupees. Will she go and sit there, my mother was sitting there and protesting when she gave this statement.

A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against the CISF constable and she has been suspended.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle )
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