Actor-turned-politician Ramya faces sedition charges after Karnataka-based advocate on Tuesday registered a complaint for her ‘Pakistan is not hell’ statement.
A Coorg- based advocate, K Vittal Gowda, lodged a private complaint under Section 200 of Cr.Pc in the first Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court in Somwarpet, accusing Ramya of insulting India and provoking Indians by appreciating Pakistan.
He requested the court to register a case against the actor under Sections 124A of the IPC, which deals with sedition, besides other charges.
In a media briefing, Ramya refused to apologies for her remark and claimed that she has done nothing wrong.
Ramya was recently in Islamabad to attend a SAARC Young Parliamentarians Conference. On her return, she said that Defence Minister Manohar Parikar was wrong in comparing Pakistan with ‘hell’ and praised Pakistan for being ‘nice’ to her and ‘hospitable’.
After her statement came, massive protest across the state sparked as local ABVP and BJP cadre held protests calling her ‘anti-national’. They also demanded that she should apologies or leave India.