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    The Bollywood rapper’s abusive rants linking various terror attacks to the Indian Hindu RSS nationalist body have created a huge furore on social media.

    New Delhi (Sputnik): Sedition charges have been slapped against UK-based British Indian rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon for blaming chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), the parent body of India’s ruling party, for the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, and the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

    In a now deleted Facebook post, Taran Kaur Dhillon a.k.a Hard Kaur, had written objectionable remarks against RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on June 17 labelling him a “terrorist”. In a separate Instagram post earlier, she called Senior BJP leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath an "Orange Rapeman".

    On Thursday, a police complaint was filed against Kaur in the Indian city of Varanasi under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including sedition.

    Meanwhile, as her posts went viral on social media, the Punjabi language rapper known for her hit Bollywood songs like Glassy and Bas Ek Kinng was heavily trolled by celebrities and netizens alike. 

    Some accused her of supporting the Sikh separatist movement of “Khalistan” against India.

    The uproar over Kaur’s statement was largely stirred over the sensitivity of the Pulwama terror attack which happened earlier this year.

    The deadly Pulwama attack was carried out on 14 February by the Pakistan-based Jaish e Mohammed group, which later claimed responsibility for the attack that left 40 Indian soldiers killed.


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