Actor Akshay Kumar may have been accused of batting for the Centre’s Narendra Modi government by his critics, but his wife Twinkle Khanna has posted a stunning tweet implying that the freedom in India was in danger.
Twinkle, also a regular columnist and known for speaking her mind, tweeted casting her apprehensions on personal liberty being in danger after the Pune Police arrested five known actvists on Tuesday.
Twinkle’s tweet read, “Freedom is not lost all at once, it is lost in units of one, one at a time, one activist, one lawyer, one writer till finally it’s each one of us..”
Freedom is not lost all at once, it is lost in units of one, one at a time, one activist, one lawyer, one writer till finally it’s each one of us..
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) August 29, 2018
No sooner she posted the tweet, she was badly trolled by the supporters of the right-wing brigade on Twitter. One troll wrote, “She is completely mental case.” Another commented, “Pl consult Akki Sir before tweeting… You are spoiling his good work.” “The funds have reached Bollywood it seems. Now ‘intellectual’ bimbos will explain us that how it is a part of our individual freedom to assemble detonators and gelatin sticks,” commented another troll.
Twinkle’s chilling tweet came on the day Supreme Court on Wednesday made a scathing observation while hearing the petitions against the arrests of noted activists. Those arrested on Tuesday included Varavara Rao in Hyderabad, Gautam Navlakha in Delhi, Sudha Bharadwaj in Haryana and Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonzalves in Maharashtra.
Justice Chandrachud said, “Dissent is a safety valve of democracy. If it is not allowed, the pressure cooker will burst.”
He also noted that the arrests had taken place nine months after the activists were linked to the violence at Bhima-Koregaon in Maharashtra.