Bollywood Actor Richa Chadha faced a massive backlash today for her 'Galwan' tweet in which she reacted to the Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi's statement that the Indian Army is ready to execute orders like taking back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). 'Galwan says hi,' the actor tweeted sharing a post on the statement which has now sparked a row.
The Twitter users are trolling the actor for 'mocking' the Indian Army and deriding the sacrifice of the jawans in the 2020 Galwan face-off between India and China.
BJP's Manjinder Singh Sirsa dubbed the tweet 'disgraceful' and said, "Disgraceful Tweet. Should be withdrawn at the earliest. Insulting our armed forces is not justified."
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 Should be withdrawn at the earliest.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
Ex-National Vice President of BJYM, Neeraj Jain, also criticized the actor for her tweet and asked the social media users to report her account for degrading remarks on the Indian Army.
Another user wrote, "Mocking the sacrifice of our soldiers at Galwan valley. Shameful and disgraceful."
Mocking the sacrifice of our soldiers at Galwan valley. Shameful & disgraceful. https://t.co/DfQC9LISS4— Anshika🧋 (@anshika_juneja) November 23, 2022
"Galwan says hi" writes Richa Chadha in response to a statement by a commanding officer on POK. Disrespecting those who gave their lives for India. Mocking the Indian army. She proves once again there is no limit to how low this industry can sink. A boycott is all they are worth.— Kavita (@Sassy_Hindu) November 24, 2022
Northern Army commander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi on Tuesday stated that the Indian Army is ready to carry out any order given by the Indian Government, including taking back the PoK.
"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," Dwivedi said.
"The military is always ready to make sure that the 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," Upendra Dwivedi said. His statement was in the context of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's earlier assertion that India's goal is to reclaim PoK.