Mumbai, May 4: Twitter on Tuesday said it has banned leading Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut accusing her of violating its rules on hateful conduct and abusive behaviour. Ranaut issued a tweet on Monday commenting on the recent results of the West Bengal elections.
Kangana in the tweet had urged PM Modi to resort to gangster tactics to 'tame' West Bengal's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose regional party TMC defeated BJP in the recent elections. Following the election, Banerjee's party has been accused of violent attacks on its defeated opponents, which the party denies.
Twitter, from its side, has explained in the statement, "We've been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behaviour that has the potential to lead to offline harm. The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter Rules specifically our Hateful Conduct policy and Abusive Behaviour policy."
Kangana has responded to Twitter's action and said, “Twitter has only proved my point. They are Americans, and by birth a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person. They want to tell you what to think, speak or do, fortunately I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice, including my own art in the form of cinema but my heart goes out to the people of this nation who have been tortured, enslaved and censored for thousands of years and still their is no end to the suffering.”