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Plea Seeking Suspension Of Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter Account: Bombay HC To Consider Whether To Take Up Petition As A PIL


first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Seeking Suspension Of Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter Account: Bombay HC To Consider Whether To Take Up Petition As A PIL Nitish Kashyap17 Dec 2020 7:17 AMShare This – xWhile hearing a writ petition filed by an Advocate seeking suspension of actor Kangana Ranaut’s twitter handle for allegedly spreading communal hatred on Thursday, the Bombay High Court asked the petitioner whether he was personally affected by the tweets. Court will now consider whether the matter should be taken up as a public interest litigation or as a writ petition.A division bench…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile hearing a writ petition filed by an Advocate seeking suspension of actor Kangana Ranaut’s twitter handle for allegedly spreading communal hatred on Thursday, the Bombay High Court asked the petitioner whether he was personally affected by the tweets. Court will now consider whether the matter should be taken up as a public interest litigation or as a writ petition.A division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik adjourned the hearing in the plea filed by Advocate Ali Kaashif Khan Deshmukh earlier this month praying for getting Kangana’s twitter account permanently suspended for allegedly spreading “continuous hatred, disharmony in the country and attempting to divide the country with her extremist/derogatory tweets and promoting crime in the country”, till Monday, December 21.The matter was kept back for hearing at 2:30 pm, after it came up, Advocate Ali began reading the grounds and prayers of the petition, Court enquired from him- Are you personally affected by this?”You are not personally aggrieved, so consider if this. We will see if this a public interest litigation. Adjourned till Monday”, Justice Shinde said. Advocate Ali has previously filed two criminal complaints against the actor, one of them also arraigns Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel as an accused. On the basis of these complaints, in October, the Magistrate Court at Bandra ordered registration of FIR against the actor and her sister for tweets allegedly promoting communal disharmony and the Andheri Magistrate Court ordered inquiry against the and her sister for allegedly posting derogatory tweets against the Muslim community.The petitioner had also written to the Advocate General of Maharashtra AA Kumbhakoni seeking his consent to initiate contempt proceedings against the actor in Bombay High Court for her tweet allegedly undermining the judiciary (Magistrate Court).Next Storylast_img read more