Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar has triggered a row by saying that those who celebrated the assassination of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, are in power at present. In a video shared by news agency ANI, Swara can be seen saying that the society should not be “bloodthirsty” to jail people.
#WATCH: Actor Swara Bhaskar in an interaction with media in Delhi says, 'Is desh mein Mahatma Gandhi jaise mahaan insaan ki hatya hui, us waqt bhi kuch aise log the jo celebrate kar rahe the unki hatya ko, aaj wo satta mein hain, un sabko daal dena chahiye jail mein?' pic.twitter.com/06tSMpo0d1
— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2018
In an interaction with mediapersons in the national capital, the actress said, “Is desh mein Mahatma Gandhi jaise mahaan insaan ki hatya hui, us waqt bhi kuch aise log the jo celebrate kar rahe the unki hatya ko, aaj wo satta mein hain, un sabko daal dena chahiye jail mein?, nahin na. Obvioulsy nahi (Mahatma Gandhi was killed in this country, and at that time also there were people who celebrated. Today they are in power, should we jail all of them? Obviously, no.)”
She further talked about terrorism that grappled Punjab in the 1980s, saying that there were people who referred to Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, a terrorist killed during Operation Bluestar, as Sant Jarnail. “Not all who called Bhindranwale Sant Jairnail were jailed,” said Swara.
Swara had recently criticised the government action against activists, followed by their arrests. She had said that Indian jails are now meant for writers, human rights activists, educationists and doctors who save lives of children.