Rangoli Chandel’s Twitter account suspended over Islamophobic post

Kangna Ranaut is not afraid of stirring controversy, which seems to be a genetic trait.

Recently, the actor’s sister, Rangoli Chandel, had her Twitter account suspended after she posted a series of abrasive tweets that seemed to incite religious hatred and violence and encourage Islamophobia.

Chandel had tweeted claiming that the family of a Tablighi Jamaat member, who died of the coronavirus infection, had attacked police and doctors, a rumour that has already been debunked by credible media organisations.

The tweets were flagged up by Bollywood jewellery designer, Farah Khan Ali, Sacred Games star Kubbra Sait and filmmaker, Reema Kagti among others.

Following the complaints, Twitter took action and suspended the verified account which had over 95,000 followers.

This isn’t the first time Chandel has caused a controversy with her tweets. Earlier, she called for suspending the 2024 Lok Sabha election and just giving the term to Modi, given the economic crisis India is facing during the pandemic.

Last week, she claimed she received a warning from Twitter but didn’t explain why. Following this, she called the social networking site “anti-national” and said the platform would “go to graveyard” if they suspended her account.

In a statement reported by the Mid-Day tabloid, Chandel lashed out at the suspension: “Twitter is an American platform absolutely biased and anti-India, you can make fun of Hindu Gods call Prime Minister and Home Minister terrorists but if you say anything about people pelting stones on health workers and police forces, they suspend your account, I have no desire of empowering any such platforms with my perspective and honest opinions, so I am not reviving my account, I was my sister’s spokesperson now watch out for her direct interviews, she is a huge star she has many ways of reaching out, a biased platform can be easily avoided.”


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