Actor Richa Chadha responded on Twitter to Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi’s statement that the Indian Army is prepared to retake Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Galwan was mentioned by the actor.
Sharing a post, actor Richa Chadha posted, “Galwan says hi.” Many on Twitter reacted by calling her post “shameful and disgraceful”.
Reacting to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement on taking back parts of Kashmir illegally occupied by Pakistan, Northern Army Commander Upendra Dwivedi had said the army is “always ready” to take any order from the government and “give them (Pakistan) a befitting reply”.
Sharing a post on the statement, Richa Chadha posted on Twitter, “Galwan says hi.”
Many on Twitter reacted by calling her post “shameful and disgraceful”.
In a video statement, the BJP condemned the post.
“India and Indians hold the Army and armed forces in high regard. When our army commander says something, we listen. Unfortunately, Someone decides to mock the army by posting something on social media.
Is that right? Do we even comprehend the bravery displayed in Galwan by the soldiers who gave their lives fighting for their country? It is unfortunate and condemnable to publish such a post, “BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said.
“Disgraceful tweet. Should be withdrawn at the earliest. Insulting our armed forces is not justified,” BJP’s Manjinder Singh Sirsa tweeted.
Disgraceful Tweet. Should be withdrawn at the earliest. Insulting our armed forces is not justified. https://t.co/eetOjHrDor
— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) November 23, 2022
Many social media users slammed the actor for mocking the Indian Army and belittling the sacrifice of the jawans in the 2020 Galwan clash between India and China.
Shiv Sena (Uddhav faction) spokesperson Anand Dubey said stringent action should be taken against such actors who make anti-national tweets.
“An actor, Richa Chadha, has made a joke about dragging Galwan valley in her tweet. I demand the chief minister and the home minister take stringent action on this. Such actors, who make anti-national tweets should be banned,” Dubey said,
Commenting on this statement, Lt General Upendra Dwivedi said the military is always ready to execute the orders of the government. “As far as the Indian Army is concerned, it will carry out any order given by the Government of India. Whenever such orders are given, we will always be ready for it,” he said.
“The military is always ready to make sure that ceasefire understanding is never broken as it is in the interest of both nations, but if broken at any time, we will give them a befitting reply,” the Lt Gen said.