'Why am I being tortured?': Kangana calls out to SC for help ahead of her appearance in sedition case

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut shared a video on social media, addressing the numerous cases filed against her over various incidents.

The actress was summoned to appear at the Bandra police station in a sedition case on Friday. Ahead of her appearance, she uploaded the video on her Twitter and Instagram page.

Ranaut alleged that she is being tortured mentally, emotionally and physically. She further claimed she has been asked not to disclose to anyone about the kind of torture she is being subjected to.

"Why am I being mentally, emotionally and now physically tortured? I need answers from this nation. I stood for you and it's time you stand for me. Jai Hind," she captioned the video.

She spoke about the cases filed against her and the torture that she is facing every day. She added that we are going back to the medieval age where women were burnt at stake.

In the video, Kangana speaks in Hindi: "Ever since I have started speaking for the interest of the nation, the way I am being treated and tortured, the entire country can see that. My house was broken in an illegal manner. Everyday new cases are being filed against me because I have spoken for the interest of the farmers. One case has been filed against me even for laughing. My sister Rangoli has protested against doctors being tortured during the beginning of the pandemic. A case was filed against her and my name was also dragged into it, whereas I was not even on Twitter at that time. Our honourable Chief Justice ji has rejected it."

"I have even been ordered to give haajri (attendance) at the police station although I don't know for what reason. I have also been asked not to disclose to anyone or talk about the kind of torture I am facing. I want to ask the honourable Supreme Court, have we returned to the medieval age where women were burnt alive and their voices were silenced?" she added.

"People who are having fun and enjoying this situation, I would like to tell them only one thing that the tears of blood that we have shed in our 1,000 years of subordination, that will be repeated once again if nationalist voices are silenced now," concluded the actress.

Ranaut reached Bandra police station in Mumbai to record statement in sedition case.

'Why am I being tortured?': Kangana calls out to SC for help ahead of her appearance in sedition case
Photo by Viral Bhayani

Acting on a complaint by a casting director, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered with Bandra Police against Ranaut and her sister Chandel, for allegedly trying to create hatred and communal tension between two groups through their tweets.

Subsequently, the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate had ordered the Mumbai Police to investigate the case and the sisters were booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for promoting enmity between different groups (section 153A), deliberate and malicious act to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting their religion (section 295A) and sedition (section 124A).

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