Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account was “permanently suspended” on Tuesday for violating policies on hateful conduct and abusive behavior, the social media giant said.
Ranaut, the award-winning star of “Queen” of 2014 and “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” of 2015, has drawn controversy over her outspoken social media presence and frequent interviews with other actors and directors.
“We have made it clear that we will take tough crackdowns on behavior that could cause harm offline,” a Twitter spokesperson told AFP by email.
“The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter’s rules, in particular our hateful conduct policy and our abusive behavior policy. “
A staunch supporter of Hindu Nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ranaut’s latest tweet called his opponent Mamata Banerjee a “monster” and urged the prime minister to become a “super gundai” (super thug) in his fight against her.
Modi’s ruling party, Bharatiya Janata, recently suffered an electoral beating at the hands of Banerjee in the state of West Bengal.
Ranaut, 34, reacted to the suspension of the Instagram account, writing: “It’s secular India they want to sell to you, where Hindus and their voices are being slaughtered. “
In February, Ranaut attacked pop superstar Rihanna for tweeting about mass farmer protests in India, calling the singer “crazy” and the farmers “terrorists” for opposing new farm laws.
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