The micro-blogging site Twitter has shut down Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s account after she tweeted several controversial tweets about gang rape and genocide.
According to the Indian Express, Kangana Ranaut in several tweets on May 4 claimed gang rape of women and genocide of the people by the political party Trinamool Congress (TMC) during the elections in the Indian state of West Bengal.
In her tweets, the actress mentioned officials of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and claimed that the TMC had killed at least 30 people during the West Bengal elections.
The actress claimed in her tweets that members of a political party that won the elections in West Bengal had set fire to people’s homes, raped women, and killed 30 people in violence.
Kangana Ranaut had made serious claims that the Indian and international media remained a silent spectator on gang rape and genocide in West Bengal.
Following the actress’s tweets, Twitter suspended her account.
In this regard, the Indian news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) claimed in its tweet that Twitter closed Kangana Ranaut’s account forever.
Kangana Ranaut's account permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter Rules: Twitter spokesperson
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 4, 2021
A Twitter spokesperson was quoted in the tweet as saying that her account was closed due to continuous violations of the rules by the actress.
Speaking to Asian News International (ANI) after the Twitter account was shut down, Kangana Ranaut said that they have platforms other than Twitter and use them to reach out to the people.
Twitter has only proved my point they're Americans & by birth, a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person, they want to tell you what to think, speak or do. I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice, including my own art in the form of cinema: Kangana Ranaut pic.twitter.com/isGS4QqOQo
— ANI (@ANI) May 4, 2021
Kangana Ranaut said after the closure of her account that the closure of her account by Twitter proved that she is American and white and she wants people to say what they allow.
Kangana Ranaut also released a short video on Instagram in which she called on the Indian president to impose a governorship in the state of West Bengal.
Kangana Ranaut also mentioned gang rape and murder cases in West Bengal in her video.
The actress also shared screenshots of tweets in her Instagram stories, which led to the closure of her account.
It may be recalled that elections were held in the Indian state of West Bengal last week, in which the TMC won a clear majority and it is believed that Mamata Banerjee will once again become the Chief Minister there.