Actor Richa Chadha under social media fire for Galwan tweet
Actor Richa Chadha made a post on Twitter reacting to the statement of Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi that the Indian Army is ready to take Pakistan-occupied Kashmir back. The actor made a reference to Galwan.
Bollywood actor Richa Chadha has been accused of insulting the Army in her latest post on Twitter in which she reacted to the statement of Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi that the Indian Army is ready to execute orders like taking back the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
'Galwan says hi,' the actor tweeted sharing a post on the statement.
"Disgraceful tweet. Should be withdrawn at the earliest. Insulting our armed forces is not justified," BJP's Manjinder Singh Sirsa tweeted.
Many social media users slammed the actor for mocking the Indian Army and belittling the sacrifice of the jawans in the 2020 Galwan clash between India and China.
Shiv Sena (Uddhav faction) spokesperson Anand Dubey said stringent action should be taken against such actors who make anti-national tweets. “An actor, Richa Chadha, has made a joke dragging Galwan valley in her tweet. I demand the chief minister and the home minister to take stringent action on this. Such actors, who make anti-national tweets should be banned,” Dubey said.
Following the social media uproar, Richa Chadha again posted on Twitter that she had no idea about the row and was informed by a call in the morning. “Just received a call, had muted replies so had no idea…bye all,” the actor tweeted.
Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi's statement on Tuesday came in the context of defence minister Rajnath Singh's earlier assertion that India's goal is to reclaim the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. "We have just begun our journey of development in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. We will achieve our goal when we reach Gilgit and Baltistan," the defence minister said.
Commenting on this statement, Lt General Upendra Dwivedi said the military is always ready to execute the orders of the government. "As far as the Indian Army is concerned, it will carry out any order given by the Government of India. Whenever such orders are given, we will always be ready for it," he said.
"The military is always ready to make sure that ceasefire understanding is never broken as it is in the interest of both nations, but if broken at any time, we will give them a befitting reply," the Lt Gen said.