Sonam Kapoor Slams BJP Leader Over Tweeting 'Fake' Video (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Sonam Kapoor has called out Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga’s video on Twitter that claims "Muslim and Leftists students chanted "Hinduo se Aazadi" at the Gateway of India Mumbai while also raising the question on why the Mumbai police has not taken against such ‘goons. As soon as Bagga posted the tweet, Konkona Sensharma slammed the BJP spokesperson for spreading lies tweeting back that she was in the protest and that it had been a peaceful one.
Muslim and Leftists students in Mumbai again Raised Slogans "Hinduo se Aazadi" but this time not in Jamia or JNU , they raised Hinduo se Aazadi Slogans at Gateway of India Mumbai. Will @MumbaiPolice @OfficeofUT take action or support this goons Silently ? pic.twitter.com/7Cq9ci8tE5— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) January 6, 2020
Replying to Bagga’s Sen replied, "You are spreading lies! This is a doctored video! We were there and it was a peaceful protest which spoke of unity, not hate mongering’’.
You are spreading lies! This is a doctored video! We were there and it was a peaceful protest which spoke of unity, not hate mongering.— Konkona Sensharma (@konkonas) January 6, 2020
How can you expect people with no moral compass or conscience to do anything but this. Shame is not in their DNA. https://t.co/WOpNRZAxiC— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) January 6, 2020
The video was also debunked by fact-checking website Alt News stating that Bagga’s claim about protesters chanting, “Hinduo se azadi”, is false.
Sen’s tweet was also backed up by director Bejoy Nambiar who tweeted back to Bagga, "Have some shame @TajinderBagga!"
Sonam, who on Monday called out the ‘goons’ at the JNU violence also replied back to Nambiar’s tweet writing, "How can you expect people with no moral compass or conscience to do anything but this. Shame is not in their DNA’’.
Replying to Sonam’s tweet, Bagga, in turn slammed the ‘Neerja’ star for targeting his family, ‘’Instead of tweeting on issue you are targeting my Family and DNA. I can Reply in same language but my SANSKAR not allow for this. I am giving you challenge too to prove video is Doctored,I will leave Politics & Twitter otherwise u will leave Movies if u r still getting’ he tweeted back.
Bagga’s tweet surfaced following the violence in JNU on Sunday night where masked men entered the premises armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in police which conducted a flag march. At least 28 people, including JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured as chaos reigned on the campus for nearly two hours.