Bangalore: Actor turned politician Ramya faces sedition charges after a Karnataka-based advocate lodged a complaint against her for praising Pakistan.
According to reports, referring to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s statement that “going to Pakistan is like going to hell”, Ramya had said that “Pakistan is not hell. People are just like us. They treated us very well”.
The Kannada actor, whose name is Divya Spandana but is known as Ramya, was recently in Islamabad to attend a SAARC Young Parliamentarians Conference.
A complaint against her has been filed by a K Vittal Gowda, a Coorg- based advocate, under Section 200 of Cr.Pc in the first Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court in Somwarpet.
Gowda has accused Ramya of insulting India and provoking Indians by appreciating Pakistan and has requested the court to register a case against the actor under Sections 124A of the IPC, which deals with sedition, besides other charges, News18 reported. A hearing has been scheduled for August 27.
The report also said that, in a media statement, Ramya refused to apologise for her comment and said that she had done nothing wrong. Ramya has been attacked on social media sites for her remarks.