Karnataka

Plea urges court to file sedition case against actor-turned-politician Ramya

Actor-turned-politician Ramya. File photo  

Actor-turned-politician Ramya, who has been trolled on social media for her ‘Pakistan is not hell’ remark, is now facing a private complaint in a court and a postcard campaign.

Advocate K. Vittal Gowda filed a private complaint under Section 200 of Cr.Pc in the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court in Somwarpet, Kodagu district of Karnataka, on Monday, accusing Ramya of “insulting India” and “provoking the people of India” by “appreciating Pakistan, which is a traditional enemy of India.”

The complainant urged the court to register a case against the actor under Sections 124A of the IPC, which deals with sedition, besides other charges.

Judge Shyam Prakash posted the hearing of the case to August 27.

Meanwhile, activists of Yuva Bharat, a pro-BJP organisation in Mysuru, launched a postcard campaign urging Ms. Ramya to “shift to Pakistan”.

Ramya replied in the negative when asked whether she would apologise.

“I don’t think I am wrong. It’s freedom of speech, also our duty to speak on inclusiveness and peace. Curbing freedoms is wrong in democracy.

“This is the state of affairs in this country today.

Sedition is being slapped against anyone and anybody who is entitled to an opinion which should not be the case,” she said.

Here, the actor/politician responds:






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