Days After Tweets Invited Criminal Action in UP, Filmmaker Shirish Sunder Apologises

Fear and Intimidation often work in silencing dissent. Days after his comments on Twitter against Adityanath, newly installed CM of UP drew attention and then an FIR, filmmaker Shirish Kunder has apologised on social media. The  FIR was registered against him for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi.

"I unconditionally apologise. I never meant to hurt anyones feelings or sentiment," Kunder posted on his Twitter page.

The FIR against the director was registered yesterday in Lucknow based on a complaint filed by Amit Kumar Tiwari, Secretary of Thakurdwara Trust of Ayodhya.

In a series of tweets, which have now been deleted, Kunder had written, "Hoping a goon will stop rioting once hes allowed to rule is like expecting a rapist to stop raping once hes allowed to rape (sic)".

In another tweet, he had said: "Going by the logic of making a goon as CM so that he behaves, Dawood can be CBI director. And Mallya – RBI Governor (sic)." PTI JCH JCH



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