The committee issued a notice to Ranaut summoning her on December 6 over complaints citing an alleged offensive and derogatory Instagram story posted by her, said a statement from the panel.
The complaints claimed that Ranaut, in her story, labelled the Sikh community ‘Khalistani terrorists’.
“The committee has received numerous complaints eliciting inter alia, outrageously offensive and derogatory Instagram stories/posts allegedly published by yourself on 20.11.2021 over your official Instagram account…” the committee said in a notice signed by its deputy secretary to Ms Ranaut.
The summons document said Ms Ranaut’s “blanketly labelling (Sikhs) as Khalistani terrorists… has the potential to engender disharmony as well as cause wounding humiliation to the entire Sikh community.”
The actor also faces a first information report, or FIR, in Mumbai filed by Sikhs for using derogatory language against them on social media.