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Akshay Kumar slams Richa Chadha for her 'Galwan says hi' tweet

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 November 2022, 10:47 IST

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has condemned actor Richa Chadha's now-deleted tweet on the violent face-off in Ladakh's Galwan Valley between India and China.

"Hurts to see this. Nothing ever should make us ungrateful towards our armed forces. Woh hain toh aaj hum hain," the actor tweeted.


Akshay Kumar also shared a screenshot of the deleted tweet by Richa Chadha.

Actor Richa Chadha today furnished a public apology after deleting the controversial tweet. She has been facing a huge backlash over the comment that derided an army commander's statement on taking Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) back with a reference to the 2020 Galwan clash with Chinese troops.

Earlier, Richa Chadha had tweeted after Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi's statement that the army is "always ready" for any order from the Indian government on taking back parts of Kashmir illegally occupied by Pakistan and "would give them a befitting reply".

Sharing the commander's statement on Twitter, the actress wrote, "Galwan says hi."

In her apology, Richa Chadha said her grandfather, a "Lieutenant Colonel", took a bullet in the leg in the Indo-China war. "My Mamaji was a paratrooper. It's in my blood. A whole family is affected when a son is martyred or even injured while saving the nation which is made up of people like us and I personally know how it feels. It is an emotive issue for me," she said.

"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," the actress said in her apology tweet.

Twenty Indian soldiers lost their lives in the clash with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley. Some 40 Chinese soldiers were killed or wounded, according to reports.

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First published: 25 November 2022, 10:47 IST