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Backlash Over Richa Chadha’s Comment On Army, Akshay Kumar Joins In

Backlash Over Richa Chadha’s Comment On Army, Akshay Kumar Joins In

MUMBAI, (ANI) – Akshay Kumar has condemned Richa Chadha’s comment about the 2020 Galwan clash, in which several Indian Army soldiers died.

Akshay Kumar called out Richa on Twitter and shared a screenshot of her comment. Along with the photo, he wrote, “Hurts to see this. Nothing should ever make us ungrateful toward our armed forces. Woh hain toh aaj hum hain.”

Richa Chadha, on November 23, reacted to Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi’s statement that the Indian Army is ready to execute any orders on taking back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Dwivedi’s statement was made with reference to the Defense Minister’s previous address in which he reiterated New Delhi’s resolve to take back PoK, saying all refugees would get their land and homes back. “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.

Richa tweeted back, “Galwan says hi.”

As soon as she tweeted this, all hell broke loose on social media and people started to slam her for allegedly insulting the army by talking about the 2020 clash between India and China.

BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa demanded a police case be registered against her.

Richa issued an apology statement through a tweet, “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 apologize and also say that it would sadden me if even unintentionally my words have triggered this feeling in my brothers in the Fauj 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 the 1960s. My Mamaji was a paratrooper. It’s in my blood.”

She added, “A whole family is affected when their 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.”

But filmmaker Ashoke Pandit has registered a police complaint against Richa saying that he views her comment as “anti-national”.

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