Richa Chadha apologizes for her ‘unintentional’ tweet mocking Indian Army

Richa Chadha apologizes for her ‘unintentional’ tweet mocking Indian Army
Richa Chadha apologizes for her ‘unintentional’ tweet mocking Indian Army

Mumbai: Actor Richa Chadha apologized after facing huge backlash over a controversial Twitter post that appeared to deride a top army commander’s statement on taking Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) back with a reference to the 2020 Galwan clash with Chinese troops.

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Richa took to Twitter and wrote, “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.”

In her apology post, she said her grandfather, a “Lieutenant Colonel”, took a bullet in the leg in the Indo-China war. “My Mamaji was a paratrooper. It’s in my blood. A whole family is affected when a son is martyred or even injured while saving the nation which is made up of people like us and I personally know how it feels. It is an emotive issue for me,” her post read.

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For unversed, Richa, while reacting to the statement of Lt General Upendra Dwivedi that the Indian Army is ready to execute orders like taking back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, tweeted a post which read, “Galwan says hi.”

Richa got trolled on social media for insulting and mocking the Indian Army. Following her tweet, several leaders and social media users demanded an apology from the actor and some also asked Mumbai Police to file an FIR against her. The post went viral with many calling it ‘shameful and disgraceful’.

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Following her tweet, she was slammed for ‘mocking’ the Indian Army and belittling the sacrifice of the jawans in the 2020 Galwan clash between India and China.


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