Payal Rohatgi claimed that her account was blocked after she retweeted a video of Ajaz Khan, an Indian actor and ex-Big Boss contestant, tagging Mumbai Police.
She said that Azaj Khan made a derogatory video targeting her for her pro-Hindu beliefs.
The actress shared a screenshot of her blocked account and slammed Mumbai police.
— PAYAL ROHATGI & Team -BHAKTS of BHAGWAN RAM (@Payal_Rohatgi) 11 July 2019
Rohatgi also emailed Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, and his wife complaining she is being treated badly for doing nothing.
Maharashtra Chief Minister’s wife Amruta Fadnavis intervened on Thursday while publicly endorsing Rohatgi, saying citizens should not suffer for expressing personal views.
Mumbai police was quick to clarify the situation while denying the allegation, saying it is a technical glitch, as Mumbai police never restricts interactions.
— AMRUTA FADNAVIS (@fadnavis_amruta) 11 July 2019
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) 11 July 2019
The Twitterati soon jumped into the fray, posting supportive and critical views.
— Sushil Kedia (@sushilkedia) 11 July 2019
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) 12 July 2019
— Priya Kulkarni (@priyaakulkarni2) 11 July 2019
Rohatgi also got in a twitter spat with Indian Youtuber Akash Banerjee.
— The DeshBhakt (@akashbanerjee) 11 July 2019
— PAYAL ROHATGI & Team -BHAKTS of BHAGWAN RAM (@Payal_Rohatgi) 12 July 2019
— Godsela (@GodseLover) 12 July 2019
@Payal_Rohatgi why do you have to boast about being hindu so much ? If you are proud you are not doing anything great as everyone is proud of he/she is following. Get yourself some brains and look for some job don’t sit idle or you will turn yourself completely useless.— mdkhalid (@kooolkhalid) 12 July 2019