Ramya Pakistan statement
Actor Ramya, who turned into a politician has been trolled on social media for her ‘Pakistan is not hell’ comment. She is now meeting a private complaint in a court and a postcard attack.
Ramya, the 33-year-old Kannada film star, a former lawmaker of Karnataka’s ruling Congress. She has been attacked on social media and has also been taken to court.
A case has been filed on Ramya for “insulting India” and “provoking the people of India” by “appreciating Pakistan, which is an enemy of India.” Ramya, after visiting Islamabad as part of an SAARC organisation had said: “Pakistan is not hell. People, there are just like us. They treated us very well.”
Consequently, Advocate K. Vittal Gowda filed a private complaint on her under Section 200 of Cr.Pc in the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court in Somwarpet, Kodagu district of Karnataka, on Monday.
The plea urged the court to register a case against Ramya under Sections 124A of the IPC, which deals with sedition, besides other charges.
Judge Shyam Prakash suspended the case to August 27. Meantime, revolutionists of Yuva Bharat, a pro-BJP organisation in Mysuru, launched a postcard attack urging Ms.Ramya to “shift to Pakistan”. With the statement both the BJP and Congress are preparing themselves to fight a political battle over the matter.
RAMYA’S REPLY AGAINST CONTROVERSIES
She replied in a contrary way when asked if she would apologise. She said “I don’t think I’m wrong. It’s freedom of speech, also our duty to speak on extent and peace. Restraining freedoms are wrong in the democracy. This is the state of affairs in this country today. Sedition is being hit against anybody who has come to an opinion which should not be the case.”
In addition, she commented that she can say sorry, it is the easiest thing for her, but if said, the purpose is lost. What she said is harmless. Right now she really needs to stand up for herself.
Also, she writes on her ‘sedition’ charge: ‘We need to build enduring bridges with our neighbours’. Let’s hope Ramya Pakistan statement controversy will be resolved soon.