Shabana Azmi bashes Kangana Ranaut over the latter’s comments on the ongoing ‘Hijab row’

The IG Story also garnered the attention of veteran actress Shabana Azmi.

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Several celebrities have chimed in on the issue over whether or not female students should be permitted to wear Islamic head covering to schools and universities, amid the country’s ongoing hijab dispute. Kangana Ranaut offered her thoughts on the matter a day after legendary actress and BJP MP Hema Malini spoke.

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On Thursday, Kangana uploaded a copy of author Anand Ranganathan’s tweet on her Instagram Story, which read: “Iran. 1972 and now. From Bikini to Burqa in fifty years flat. Those who do not learn from History are doomed to repeat it.” The Thalaivii actress also shared her opinion in the post. “If you want to show courage, show it by not wearing burqua in Afghanistan… Learn to break free not cage yourself,” she wrote alongside the screenshot.

The IG Story also garnered the attention of veteran actress Shabana Azmi. Sharing a screenshot of Kangana’s post, Shabana wrote on the micro-blogging site: “Correct me if Im wrong but Afghanistan is a theocratic state and when I last checked India was a secular democratic republic ?!!”

Meanwhile, a Twitter user wrote, “When people are happy being in hijab, so whats the point to argue for the one who is herself banned on twitter? Or is it another statement for being a part of controversy and attention?”

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Another user replied to Shabana’s tweet by writing, “Please ma’am, don’t give her any attention. She thrives for it, she being away from Twitter is the best thing.”

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