A petition has been filed against 33-years old actor-politician Divya Spandana, known by the stage name Ramya at the office of the Judicial Magistrate of First Class Court at Somavarapete in Karnataka’s Madikeri, demanding that she should be booked under the sedition law for her comments on Pakistanis.
Referring to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s recent remark “going to Pakistan is like going to hell,” the Congress leader had said, “Pakistan is not hell. People are just like us. They treated us very well. Parrikar’s comments (that going to Pakistan or hell is the same thing) are not true.”
Advocate Vithal Gowda has filed the case against Ramya, apparently “appalled” that she praised a country that India blames for promoting terrorism in India.
Parrikar had recently said that going to Pakistan was just like going to hell.
Referring to a foiled infiltration bid by the Indian Army, he had said, “Kal humare jawano ne paanch logon (terrorists) ko wapas bhej dia, Pakistan mein jaana aur nark (hell) mein jaana ek hi hai (Our soldiers sent back five terrorists yesterday. Going to Pakistan is same as going to hell).”
(With PTI inputs)