Ramya case: If wanting better ties with Pakistan is sedition, PM Modi should be booked, says Congress

"The entire country wants a better relationship between India and Pakistan. Certain elements in BJP and RSS are unnecessarily trying to gain cheap publicity by polluting," said Congress.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: August 23, 2016 7:44 pm
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Congress today sought to turn tables on BJP over its attack on actress-turned-politician Ramya, contending that if wanting better ties with Pakistan was sedition then the first case should be lodged against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“The entire country wants a better relationship between India and Pakistan. Certain elements in BJP and RSS are unnecessarily trying to gain cheap publicity by polluting….”

“If wanting better relations with Pakistan is sedition, then the first case should be lodged against the Prime Minister who made an impromptu stopover for festivities with the Pakistan premier,” the party’s chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala told reporters here.

He said that the second case should be filed against BJP veteran L K Advani for praising Pakistan founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah.

Such cases should also be filed against all former Prime Ministers, including Atal Bihari Vajpayee, for advocating peace between India and Pakistan, he said.

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Surjewala advised BJP and its leaders to refrain from playing petty politics and look at more serious issues facing the country.

The Congress reaction came after a private complaint in a court in Somwarpet in Kodagu district of Karnataka sought action on sedition and other charges against 33-year-old Ramya for “insulting” Indian patriots by her remark that “Pakistan is not hell”.

The issue kicked up a controversy with questions being raised over invoking a colonial-era law to curb free speech.

Ramya’s remarks triggered a bitter backlash on social media and BJP and ABVP workers staged protests terming her remarks “anti-national”, the actress stood her ground and ruled out tendering any apology, saying she has not said anything wrong.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Aug 23, 2016 at 3:51 pm
    True to the Core... Modiji even attended the PMs Sons Wedding and this Way He Should be Charged with Waging War against the Nation
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    1. prakash gotimukul
      Aug 23, 2016 at 2:31 pm
      This is what happens to congi when they lose power. Now only tearing of cloths and running on streets naked is balance. So go ahead. Now we dont have any regrets. It was expected. u congis
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        Rapistani
        Aug 23, 2016 at 6:57 pm
        Modi is like a loafering street bull who has been given a free hand to Skrew any Cow roaming the streets.
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          Nag
          Aug 23, 2016 at 7:02 pm
          I went to stan and their language is 99.99% Indian Arabic language called....you guessed it right-Hindi. I was shocked to realize that MANY BRAHMINS IN SOUTH INDIA WERE WORKING VERY HARD TO LEARN HINDI, NOT WITHOUT KNOWING THAT THEIR ANCESTORS WERE ONCE FROM STAN UNTIL THE LIKES OF SHRI MOHAMED ALI JINNAH KICKED THEM IN THEIR BUTT AND PACKED THEM TO SOUTH ASIA.
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            Kt govindan
            Aug 24, 2016 at 10:56 am
            For situation in kashmir congress is to blame. What nehruji and indiraji done to india is very sad to say is wrong. They got golden opportunity to settle kashmir problem but missed it. Even that time some one like salman khurshid or mrs remya may be deep inside congress who wants to see on top of india. We should also tsken into consideration that immediately after 1971war the pension of the victory soldiers were dladhed from 70percent to 50percent. Earnestly telling if there is aPM like modiji is there we would have got 90percent pension of our ry. So congress have no moral right to question the present hovt.
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