“Hurts To See This”: Akshay Kumar Slams Richa Chadha’s Galwan Tweet
Actress Richa Chadha’s deleted post about the bloody clash between Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley has been denounced by actor Akshay Kumar.
“Hurts to see this. Nothing ever should make us ungrateful towards our armed forces. Woh hain toh aaj hum hain,” Mr Kumar tweeted.
After deleting the contentious post, Ms. Chadha issued a public apologies today. She has received a lot of criticism for her remark mocking an army commander’s call to retake Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), which made reference to the 2020 Galwan battle with Chinese forces.
After Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi’s declaration that the army is “always ready” for any order from the government on reclaiming areas of Kashmir that Pakistan has illegally occupied, Ms. Chadha tweeted that the army “will give them a befitting reply.”
Sharing the commander’s statement, Ms Chadha wrote on Twitter, “Galwan says hi.”
In the battle with Chinese forces in the Galwan Valley, India lost twenty men. According to accounts, 40 Chinese soldiers were either killed or wounded.
Ms. Chadha claimed in her apologetic post that her grandfather, a “Lieutenant Colonel,” was shot in the leg during the Indo-China War. “My mother served as a paratrooper. It runs in my family. I can understand how it feels when a son sacrifices his life or even gets hurt defending the country, which is made up of people just like us. It is a sensitive subject for me “She spoke.
“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,” Ms said in her apology tweet.
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