Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut hit out at critics of Indian journalist Arnab Goswami, referring to him and her as “free speech greats” in a video message after the journalist was arrested on Tuesday.
In a video message, the Queen actress can be heard saying that many before had been silenced or killed for speaking their minds.
“I want to ask the Maharashtra government that today, you went inside Arnab Goswami’s house, beat him, pulled him by his hair, assaulted him. How many houses will you break? How many throats will you choke, how many people’s hair will your pull and how many voices will you silence? Sonia Sena, how many mouths will you gag? These voices will keep growing. Before us, so many martyrs’ throats were slit, they were hanged for their right to free speech. No matter, you will silence, many others will rise,” she said.
Kangana was speaking about the Republic TV director who has been arrested in a case of abetting suicide.
Goswami claimed that he had been assaulted at his home before he was taken away by police. In 2018, an architect and his mother took their lives after Goswami’s Republic TV refused to pay their dues.
“Pappupro ko gussa kyun aata hai? Penguins ko gussa kyun aata hai? Sonia sena ko itna gussa kyun aata hai? (Why are Pappuro, Penguins and Sonia Sena so angry) Arnab sir let them pull your hair and assault you for the cause of free speech greats before us got hanged with smiles on their faces,Aazadi ka karz chukana hai (We have to pay the debt of freedom)#ArnabGoswami,” tweeted Kangana Ranaut.