Ramya On Sedition Case: Will Not Apologise For My Pakistan Remark, Said Nothing Wrong
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Earlier today, a sedition charge was filed against actor and politician Ramya, by a lawyer in Karnataka, for praising the people of Pakistan for their hospitality. Responding to the sedition charge, Ramya said she will not apologise for her comments as this would go against the cause that everyone is fighting for.
Reiterating her earlier remarks, she said "I respectfully disagree, Pakistan is not hell, people there are just like us." She was referring to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's remarks that going to hell and going to Pakistan were the same.
Ramya, who visited Pakistan to attend the SAARC meeting of young parliamentarians, had spoken of how the people of Pakistan were very welcoming and went out of their way to make her stay comfortable when they found out she was from India.
The complaint was filed against Ramya in Karnataka under several sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 124-A (sedition). The court will hear the case on August 27.