UK-based Indian rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, also known as Hard Kaur, has been booked for sedition for her social media posts against Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat.
As per a report in The Times of India, Varanasi-based lawyer Shashank Shekhar filed a complaint against Hard Kaur, following which the police lodged an FIR against the rapper under sections 124A (sedition), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, etc), 500 (defmation), 505 (statement conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code and section 66 of the IT Act.
The complainant, who’s an RSS volunteer, stated that he was ‘deeply hurt to see derogatory tweets against UP CM Yogi Adityanath and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat.’
On June 17, Hard Kaur posted a picture of UP CM Yogi Adityanath and called him ‘Rapeman Yogi.’ She wrote: “If this guy was a superhero his name would be-rapeman yogi. You call him when you want your sisters, mothers, daughters raped. National hero. I personally call him #orangerapeman#indiastandup”
Hard Kaur also shared a picture of RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and alleged that he was responsible ‘for all terrorist attacks in India. She wrote: “He is responsible for all terrorist attacks in india including 26/11, Pulwama attack. The face of all problems in India. Constitutional casteism is a crime. You Mofo’s you are banned by Sardar Patel Ji after Gandhi’s murder by Godse. You are not allowed to function. In history Mahatma Buddha and Mahavir fought against the Brahminical caste system. You are not a nationalist, you are a racist murderer. #fact”