Actress Kangana Ranaut has come out to explain what she meant when she said ‘Pakistan ban is not the solution, but Pakistan destruction is’ after Pulwama attack that happened on February 14, Thursday. The actress was speaking at an event in Delhi when she was asked to put light on her statement that met with criticism. She said that she didn’t think about giving ‘the best possible reaction’ after realising the gravity of the cowardly attack and spoke like a true patriotic whose blood boiled seeing our troopers being killed.

Kangana called it an expression of an ‘instinctive sentiment’. She said, “I think it was very sort of instinctive sentiment that we all felt that time when we were faced with that type of shocking incident. It was possibly the most brutal and most inhuman in centuries, it will always be a deep scar, wound in our conscience.”

The actress, who was recently seen in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, added that she was ‘deeply moved by the brutality of the action’. Kangana said, “You cannot be such a victim of your own mind that at that moment also, you are letting your thought process take over and be like, ‘What is the best response to this? Let me think about it’. It’s okay to let your instinct take over.”

Expressing how angry she was hearing the news of the attack, she said, “I even felt to go to the border and sort of snatch somebody’s gun and do the deed.”

In another statement made after the attack, Kangana even requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to scrap Article 370. She was quoted by The National Reporter saying, “Our anger is justified. We should use this time to do something constructive. And it is my sincere request to our prime minister that Article 370 should be completely scrapped. I feel that after so many years of Independence, no state in our country should face confusion as to where they belong.”

On February 14, a terror attack took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama in which at least 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed. Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claimed the responsibility of it.