Added on : 2019-06-20 17:47:35
On Wednesday, popular singer-rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon aka Hard Kaur was charged with sedition for her remarks against Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and Mohan Bhagwat, chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. The artiste was booked under various sections of the IPC for her abusive remarks online against both of them.
FIR filed against the rapper was by a lawyer from Varanasi named Shashank Shekhar, under IPS Sections 124A (sedition), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion), 500 (defamation), 505 (intent to incite) and Section 66 of the IT Act.
The official complaint comes right after Hard Kaur put up some posts on social media writing unsavoury remarks against Yogi Adityanath and Mohan Bhagwat. In her posts, Hard Kaur has held RSS responsible for all “terrorist attacks in India including 26/11 and Pulwama attack”. She has even termed RSS as a “racist party”.
Next, she has blamed the UP CM and called him ‘Rapeman Yogi’. Her post read as, "IF THIS GUY WAS A SUPERHERO HIS NAME WOULD BE-RAPEMAN YOGI. YOU CALL HIM WHEN YOU WANT YOUR SISTERS, MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS RAPED. NATIONAL HERO. I PERSONALLY CALL HIM #ORANGERAPEMAN #indiastandup."
Next, she posted a picture of Gauri Lankesh and wrote, "R.I.P I’LL NEVER LET YOUR KILLERS GO. THE WORLD WILL KNOW MAM #gaurilankesh #indiastandup."