Bengaluru, Aug 23: Now it is actor-politician Ramya's turn. A case of sedition has been filed against the former Congress MP in a court following her statements in which she praised Pakistan. The case has been filed in the court of the Judicial Magistrate First Class by advocate Vithal Gowda.
Ramya following her SAARC visit to Pakistan had said that the country also has good people and they wanted to live in peace. Incidentally the remark came after Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar had said that entering Pakistan was like entering hell.
A furore had been created following Ramya's statement. Many had criticised her for her remarks on Pakistan at a time when relations with the neighbouring country have been strained over the Kashmir issue.
Ramya, following the backlash had tweeted, "Mohan Bhagwatji of the RSS says Pakistan is India's brother and @narendramodi famous visit to Pakistan we all know.
The case filed at the court was under Section 200 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. In the petition the advocate seeks a direction to the court to file a case of sedition against her.
The case will come up for hearing on August 27. The petitioner says that Ramya had hurt the sentiments of patriots by speaking well about Pakistan.
Karnataka has been witnessing protests following an event organised by Amnesty International in which anti national statements were allegedly raised. The police had registered a complaint under sedition.
However, the ABVP which is the complainant has accused the state government of going slow on the matter and also refusing to arrest members of Amnesty International.