Bollywood actress Richa Chadha landed into huge controversy after she tweeted "Galwan says Hi'. Soon after posting the tweet, the actress was slammed on social media for insulting and mocking the Indian Army. Several netizens wanted the police to file an FIR against Richa for hurting the sentiments of the Indian Army. The actress has deleted the tweet and issued an apology for her post.
Richa's apology Tweet
Richa apologised as soon as the news of her mocking and insulting the Indian Army went viral. The actress tagged a lawyer named Saveena Bedi Sachar and cleared her stance saying, "Even though it can never be my intention in the least, if the 3 words which are being dragged into a controversy have offended or hurt anyone, I apologise and also say that it would sadden me if even unintentionally my words have triggered this feeling in my brothers in the fauj (army) of which my own Nanaji has been an illustrious part. As a Lt. Col, he took a bullet in the leg in the Indo-China war, in 1960s. My Mamaji was a paratrooper. It's in my blood. A whole family is affected when a son is martyred or even injured while saving the nation which is made up of people like us and I personally know how it feels. It is an emotive issue for me"
What was the context of 'Galwan says Hi' Tweet
In the year, 2020, there was a clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers at Galwan valley in Ladakh. The fight was an outcome of Chinese forces making aggressive moves in Ladakh, and intruding into the disputed region of Indian territory, and 20 Indian soldiers died in the clash.
Bollywood actor Richa Chadha reacted to Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi's statement, "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 on the question of PoK
Reacting to the same, the actress tweeted 'Galwan says hi,' sharing a post on the statement.
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Richa Chadha's 'Galwan says Hi' Tweet sparks row
After Richa's controversial Tweet, Supreme Court lawyer, Vineet Jindal, had demanded her arrest
Shiv Sena spokesperson (Uddhav faction) Anand Dubey demanded Maharashtra CM Ekanth Shinde and Home Minister Amit Shah to take stringent actions against the 'anti-national' tweet of the actor.
#BREAKING रिचा चड्ढा के विवादित बोल पर शिकायत। सुप्रीम कोर्ट के वकील @vineetJindal19 ने दिल्ली पुलिस कमिश्नर को भेजी शिकायत। शिकायत में रिचा चड्डा के खिलाफ कार्रवाई की मांग और साथ ही एफआईआर दर्ज करने की भी मांग की। रिचा चड्डा की तत्काल गिरफ्तारी की मांग। https://t.co/mNfP5jHzOF pic.twitter.com/fhsQrlmiju— Sumit Kumar (@SumitLegal) November 24, 2022
रिचा चड्ढा जैसी 3rd grade बॉलीवुड अदाकारा ओछे पब्लिसिटी स्टंट के लिये भारतीय सेना का अपमान कर रही हैं@RichaChadha कांग्रेस और राहुल गांधी की उपासक हैं इसलिए उनकी इस ट्वीट में भारत विरोधी सोच साफ नजर आती है।— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) November 24, 2022
मैं @MumbaiPolice से उनके ख़िलाफ कानूनी कार्रवाई की माँग करता हूँ@ANI pic.twitter.com/HH35XuKGzQ
BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa termed the tweet 'disgraceful' and said, "Disgraceful Tweet. Should be withdrawn at the earliest. Insulting our armed forces is not justified."
Mumbai | An actor Richa Chadha has made a joke dragging Galwan valley in her tweet. I demand the CM & HM to take stringent action on this. Such actors, who make anti-national tweets should be banned: Shiv Sena Spox (Uddhav faction) Anand Dubey pic.twitter.com/qOiXcl6J4Q— ANI (@ANI) November 24, 2022
Producer Ashoke Pandit tweeted to the Mumbai Police to file an FIR against the actor." He also tagged Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in his post. His tweet read, "I appeal to @CPMumbaiPolice @MumbaiPolice to file an F.I.R against actress #RichaChadha for mocking & abusing our security forces. She has been a regular offender of spreading hate towards nationalist forces. @mieknathshinde @Dev_Fadnavi.