Bollywood actress Richa Chadha has caught herself up amid a controversy. The actress was massively trolled on the social media platform twitter, over her recent tweet which was related to the Galwan war. As soon as the trolling began and the controversy caught fire, Richa posted an apology and switched her twitter handle from public to private.
The Tweet which Sparked the Controversy
Actress Richa Chadha has been accused of insulting the Army in her latest post on Twitter in which she tried to be sarcastic and tried to mock the statement of Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi that the Indian Army is ready to execute orders like snatching back the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Richa being a socially outspoken lady she quoted and re-tweeted with a remark that read, ‘Galwan says hi.’ The tweet was taken down as soon as it got caught under the wildfire. Check the tweet here-
For the reference, twenty Indian soldiers died for the country in the Galwan clashes that sparked off in June 2020. Over 40 Chinese soldiers were killed or injured in that incident, which set off a series of confrontations between India and China.
As soon as this tweet gained attention in the mainstream netizens started to accuse her of intentionally mocking the Indian Army and soldiers who fought and lost their lives in the Galwan valley war. Netizens also demanded that strict actions should be taken against her. Amid this, Richa switched her public twitter profile to private.
Before going private she posted a tweet which read, “Just received a ‘call’, had muted replies, so no idea… bye”.
Reactions over Social Media on Richa’s Tweet
As soon as the actress posted the tweet there were a lot of reactions from netizens all over the world. Many users requested to ban and boycott Richa and her upcoming movie ‘Fukrey 3’. Richa’s post has sparked a wildfire in the political, entertainment and also in the countrymen arena.
BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa said insulting the Indian Army and the soldiers who bravely fought and sacrificed their lives wasn’t justified and it is an act of shame. He tweeted that, “Disgraceful tweet. Should be withdrawn at the earliest. Insulting our armed forces is not justified.”
Disgraceful Tweet. Should be withdrawn at the earliest. Insulting our armed forces is not justified. https://t.co/eetOjHrDor
— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) November 23, 2022
Filmmaker Ashok Pandit quoted that “One of the #urbannaxals & apologists in the film industry #RichaChadha is mocking the ultimate sacrifice of our brave soldiers from Galwan. Shame on her.”
Anand Dubey who is spokesperson related to Shiv Sena, said strict action should be taken against such actors who make anti-national tweets. In an interview he quoted that, “An actor, Richa Chadha, has made a joke dragging Galwan valley in her tweet. I demand the chief minister and the home minister to take stringent action on this. Such actors, who make anti-national tweets should be banned.”
There are more posts and tweets related to this incident and people wanted Richa to apologize to the Indian Army and nation as well.
Richa’s Apology Over Twitter
Amid the ongoing controversy Richa put out a public apology. In the apology she said that, “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 apologise and also say that it would sadden me if even unintentionally my words have triggered this feeling in my brothers in the fauj (army) of which my own Nanaji has been an illustrious part.”
Check out her apology tweet:
— RichaChadha (@RichaChadha) November 24, 2022
Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi in a conference stated in regards with the statement passed by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh which emphasized on the government’s resolution to take back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
To this Lt Gen. Dwivedi said that, “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. The military is always ready to make sure that ceasefire understanding is never broken as it is in the interest of both nations, but if broken at any time, we will give them a befitting reply.”