Ranaut, known for her staunch support for Narendra Modi, is accused of breaking Twitter’s rules on hateful and abusive behavior.
Twitter Inc claims to have banned lead Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, known for her staunch support for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing her of violating its rules on hateful and abusive behavior.
Ranaut posted a tweet on Monday urging Modi to use gangster tactics to “tame” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose regional party defeated the Hindu nationalists of Modi in the weekend elections to retain control of the state government.
After the election, Banerjee’s party was accused of violent attacks on defeated opponents, which he denies.
In his tweet, Ranaut called Banerjee a “rampaging monster” and urged Modi to “tame him”.
“We need super gundai (hooliganism in hindi) to kill gundai… Modi ji (an honorific) please show your roop Virat (larger than life shape) from the early 2000s,” she said. writes, an apparent reference to the 2002 riots in Gujarat that took place when Modi was the state’s chief minister.
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Confirming on Tuesday that Ranaut’s account had been suspended, Twitter explained its policy.
“We have made it clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that can cause harm offline.
“The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter’s rules, in particular our hateful conduct policy and our abusive behavior policy.”
Ranaut, winner of several national cinema awards, denounced Twitter’s action in a statement.
“Twitter has only proven my point. They are Americans and by birth a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person, ”she said.
“They want to tell you what to think, talk or do, luckily I have many platforms that I can use to raise my voice including my own art in film form, but my heart goes out to the people of this nation who have been tortured, enslaved and censored for thousands of years and their suffering is still not over. “