Kangana Ranaut stirred up a hornet’s nest just lately when she stated that the liberty that India attained in 1947 was given to the nation as a handout by the British.
Kangana was talking at a media summit when she gave the controversial assertion saying that “India got true freedom only in 2014”.
Several politicians have demanded an apology from Kangana Ranaut and likewise made an attraction to revoke her just lately conferred Padma Shri award, saying that her assertion insults the sacrifice of all these freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the nation.
Now, the actress has come out and defended herself by a collection of images on her Instagram. Her first image is a screenshot of a BBC article that spoke about ‘Why Britain owes no reparations to India’.
Captioning the submit, Kangana Ranaut wrote, “Why and how can white colonists or their sympathisers get away with such nonsense in this day and age? If you try to figure it out, the answer is in my Times Now Summit statement.”
She provides, “It is because our nation builders did not hold the British accountable for the countless crimes they committed in India, from plundering our country’s wealth to ruthlessly killing our freedom fighters to dividing our country into two parts, at the time of independence. After World War II, the British left India at their leisure, with Winston Churchill being hailed as a war hero.”
Further explaining her facet, Kangana Ranaut states, “He was the same person who was responsible for the Bengal famine; was he ever tried in independent India’s courts for his crimes? No. Cyril Radcliffe, an English white man who had never been to India before, was brought to India by the British to draw the line of Partition in just 5 weeks.”
She provides, “Both the INC and the Muslim League were members of the committee that decided the terms of the Partition line drawn by the British, which resulted in the deaths of nearly a million people. Did those who died tragically gain independence? Was the British or the INC, who agreed to the Partition line, held responsible for the massacre that occurred after?”
The different footage within the series are of a letter written by the primary Prime Minister of impartial India Jawaharlal Nehru and an editorial that states that India actually attained freedom in 2014. Kangana Ranaut additional writes, “There is a letter from our first Prime Minister, Shri Jawahar Lal Nehru, dated 28th April 1948, to the British Monarch, requesting British approval for the appointment of the then-Governor of West Bengal as the Governor-General of India.”
She goes on to state, “The letter can be found in the second image of my post. If such a letter exists, do you believe the INC attempted to hold the British accountable for their crimes? If so, please explain how my statement is incorrect!”
“Did the freedom fighters who gave their lives for an independent India know that the British and our nation-builders would divide undivided India into two parts, resulting in the massacre of one million people? I’d like to conclude by saying that if we don’t hold the British accountable for the numerous crimes committed in India, we are still disrespecting our freedom fighters. Jai Hind,” Kangana Ranaut concluded in her submit.
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