Richa Chadha apologises for ‘Galwan’ tweet, says ’emotive issue for me’


The actor also deleted the controversial tweet. The Fukrey actress had in a tweet commented on Northern Army Commander Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi’s statement that the army is ready to retake Pakistani-occupied Kashmir if the government gives the order .

“Galwan says hello to you,” the actress wrote yesterday, tweeting the army officer’s statement.

However, after receiving huge backlash on social media, Chadha apologized to everyone who was hurt by her previous post.

“While it can never be my intention in the least, if the 3 words that are dragged into a controversy have offended or hurt anyone, I apologize and also say that it would sadden me if even unintentionally my words triggered this feeling in my brothers in the fauj (army) of which my own Nanaji has been an illustrious part,” Richa Chadha said in his apology tweet.

The Masaan actor added that his grandfather, a “lieutenant colonel”, was shot in the leg during the Indochina War. “My Mamaji was a paratrooper. It’s in my blood. A whole family is affected when a son is martyred or even injured saving the nation which is made up of people like us and I know firsthand what that feels like. This is an emotional question for me.

Earlier on Thursday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa denounced the Bollywood actress and demanded a police case be filed against her for her reaction to an Indian army statement.

In a video statement released on Thursday, Sirsa said, “Chadha is a third grade actress in Bollywood. She is known for posting objectionable tweets against India. She is a Congress supporter and follower of Rahul Gandhi.

“I would like to request the Mumbai Police to register a case against Richa in the relevant sections. This is a clear disrespect to the Indian Army and those who lost their lives in Galwan, and she must be penalized for his statement,” BJP leader Sirsa said.

Sirsa called Chadha’s tweet “shameful” and said the tweet should be taken down at the earliest. “Insulting our armed forces is not justified,” Sirsa said in his tweet.

There was a clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley in 2020. The fighting was the result of aggressive movements by Chinese forces in Ladakh and an intrusion into the disputed area of ​​Indian Territory, and 20 Indian soldiers died in the shock.

Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi’s statement was made regarding the Defense Minister’s previous speech in which he reiterated New Delhi’s determination to retake Pakistani-occupied Kashmir (PoK), saying that all refugees would get their lands back and their homes.

Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi said, “As far as the Indian Army is concerned, they will carry out any order given by the Government of India. Whenever such orders are given, we will always be ready for it.

“The military is always ready to make sure that the ceasefire agreement is never broken because it is in the interest of both nations, but if it is broken at any time, we will give them an appropriate response,” said Dwivedi, commander of the Northern Army on the ceasefire. agreement between India and Pakistan.

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