Parineeti Anti CAA Tweet, Removed Beti Bachao Ambassador: Fact Check


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Parineeti Chopra Removed as Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Brand Ambassador thanks to her Anti CAA Tweet

Other Versions

1. Haryana drops Parineeti Chopra as Beti Bachao face after her ‘barbaric’ comment on police

2. Parineeti dropped as face of Haryana’s ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ after tweeting about CAA

3. (Hindi)

CAA के विरोध के बाद ‘बेटी बचाओ’ कैंपेन से अलग हुईं परिणीति चोपड़ा

Fact Check:

Certain messages viral in India claim Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra was Removed as Beti Bachao Campaign Ambassador After her Anti CAA Tweet. They in fact suggest dropping of the actress from Haryana Government’s ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ (meaning Save girl Educate girl) campaign. Although popular, the claims are not true and explained here.

About the Claims

The claims in question became popular as the actress Parineeti Chopra shared her response on the police crackdown against the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University during CAA protests. Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 passed by Parliament of India during winter session turned violent gradually. Students and others involved in protests began pelting stones at police, damaging public property in various places. Later, on 17th December 2019, Parineeti Chopra posted her response on Twitter.

The actress criticized the consequences and said we should pass a bill and not call our country a democracy anymore. Parineeti questioned beating of innocent human beings for speaking their mind and called police action Barbaric. On the other hand, Parineeti’s response met with criticism from many quarters. People started sending her videos of ‘students’ pelting stones at police and also damaging public property among others.

Article on ThePrint Website

On 20th December 2019, ThePrint website theprint.in published an article with title – Haryana drops Parineeti Chopra as Beti Bachao face after her ‘barbaric’ comment on police. Consequently, the claims in question became popular also because earlier, actor Sushant Singh was removed as host from the reality TV crime series “Savdhaan India” on Star Bharat channel. The actor participated in the ongoing protests against Citizenship Amendment Act.


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