Kangana Ranaut, Naomi Osaka and Other Women in News this week and other women who made the headlines last week
Last week we got a mixed set of news from women. Some were good, some were bad and a few were downright bizarre. From Kangana Ranaut to Naomi Osaka, women who made the headlines last week.
Kangana ranaut claims we got ‘bheek’ in 1947
In an extremely controversial statement last week, Kangana ranaut claimed that we got ‘bheek’ in 1947 in the name of freedom and that India really became free in 2014 when BJP came to rule.
“India’s Independence in 1947 was not freedom but “bheek” (alms). “And we got real freedom in 2014,”
Of course the reaction to this statement was shocking. People came forward and strongly condemned this statement. The opposition, Indian National Congress, demanded that Kangana’s Padma award be taken back due to her insult of the Freedom Struggle.
“The Government of India should take back the prestigious Padma award from such a lady who is insulting Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. If the government is giving her Padma award, it means the government is promoting these kinds of people,” – Gourav Vallabh, spokesperson of INC.
Chinese Tennis star Peng Shuai goes missing
In a shocking turn of events, the Chinese Tennis star Peng Shuai has gone missing. She had earlier accused a former top government official of sexual assault, amid attempts to squelch a growing #MeToo movement. Peng Shuai had claimed that the 75-year-old former vice premier and member of the ruling Communist Party’s, Zhang Gaoli had sexually assaulted her following a round of tennis in Beijing three years ago.
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) November 16, 2021
Now, she has gone missing. Several Tennis players like Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams have come forward and demanded a probe into this matter. The allegations were posted on Chinese social media platform, Weibo.
The Women Tennis Association has also threatened to pull it’s tournament out of China over this matter.
Naomi Osaka joins hands with Victoria’s Secret
Naomi Osaka recently announced that she has joined hands with Victoria’s Secret in their new initiative to become even more inclusive and diverse. Other athletes to join the initiative are Paloma Elsesser and Valentina Sampaio.
Kamala Harris hold US Presidency
In an event that created history, Kamala Harris held the US Presidency for 85 minutes. This happened because the US President, Joe Biden had to go under anaesthesia for his upcoming colonoscopy. This was the first time ever in the history of the United States of America, that a woman, that too a woman of colour, held the Presidency.
Tara Sutaria to tie the knot with Aadar Jain
Famous actress Tara Sutaria will reportedly tie the knot with Aadar Jain next year before Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s wedding. The duo recently made their relationship public when both of them went for a vacation in Goa.
— SINGH🚩🚩🚩🚩🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@Mountain_Feel) November 18, 2021
This was the list of women in news this week. Stay tuned for next week.