Punjab lawyer sends legal notice to Kangana Ranaut over 'misidentifying' Shaheen Bagh activist

The 'Panga' actress deleted her tweet shortly after she was slammed.

Actor Kangana Ranaut gets legal notice for fake tweet on Bilkis Bano
Actress Kangana Ranaut, who, on Wednesday, filed a cavaet in the Supreme Court over the demolition of her Bandra home by the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) has been served a legal notice by a Punjab lawyer over a tweet allegedly 'misidentifying' Shaheen Bagh activist Bilkis Bano.

Advocate Harkam Singh, in the legal notice dated November 30, suggested Ranaut should have authenticated information before posting it on social media and demanded an apology over her tweets, in which she allegedly misidentified the woman.

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


The legal notice said Ranaut, in her tweet, claimed that Bilkis Bano was present at the farmers' protest and was available in Rs 100.

"It is to inform you that the said lady is not a fake lady. Her name is Mahinder Kaur and she belongs to Bathinda. She is the wife of farmer Labh Singh Nambardar. She in her life, has always remained connected with fields and filed work and she is the wife of a farmer," the notice said.

"That by tweeting in such a manner, the same also points out towards the fact that the protest which is being conducted by the farmers, is being conducted by bringing persons on rent. Such low thinking from you, who herself is lady and celebrity, is not acceptable," the notice said.
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"That you have further made a mockery of the farmers who, by putting their life to risk, have been protesting for their rights. It is known to one and all that in the said farmers' protest, a number of farmers have already lost their lives," it added.

The 'Panga' actress deleted her tweet shortly after she was slammed by the social media for the same.

(With inputs from ANI)

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