Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account has been permanently suspended for violation of policies. Minutes before the suspension, the actress had posted a series of tweets on the alleged violence that took place in West Bengal after the assembly election results were declared on May 2.
A Twitter spokesperson said that Ranaut’s account has been permanently suspended for “repeated violations of Twitter Rules specifically Hateful Conduct policy and Abusive Behaviour policy”. “We have been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behaviour that has the potential to lead to offline harm.
We enforce the Twitter Rules judiciously and impartially for everyone on our service,” the spokesperson added. Ranaut, who had over 3 million followers on Twitter, had sought imposition of President’s rule in West Bengal after Mamta Banerjee-led TMC secured a landslide win in the state. Reacting to the suspension, Ranaut said, “Twitter has only proved my point they’re Americans & by birth, a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person, they want to tell you what to think, speak or do.
I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice, including my own art in the form of cinema.” But my heart goes out to the people of this nation who have been tortured, enslaved, and censored for thousands of years, and still, there is no end to the suffering, she said.