Even as Indian actress Kangana Ranaut’s banishment from Twitter started a twitter-storm, the lady termed the move akin to enslaving a “brown person”
Ranaut, a winner of several national film awards, railed against Twitter’s action in a statement, which quoted by Reuters, reads: “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.”
According to Reuters, Twitter Inc on Tuesday said it has banned leading Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, known for her ardent support of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing her of violating its rules on hateful conduct and abusive behaviour.
Ranaut issued a tweet on Monday relating to post-election violence in West Bengal where PM Modi-led BJP failed to win the elections having been trumped by the regional party, Trinamool Congress, led by Mamata Banerjee.
Following the election, Banerjee’s party was accused of violent attacks on its defeated opponents, which it denies.
Confirming that Ranaut’s account had been suspended, Twitter explained its policy: “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.”