Pro-Hindu activists hurl eggs at actor-politician Ramya’s convoy in Mangaluru
Mangaluru, Aug 25: Actor-cum-politician Ramya aka Divya Spandana's cavalcade comprising of six vehicles faced egg attack in the evening hours of Thursday in the coastal city, Mangaluru.
While convoy of former Member of Parliament of Mandya district was on its way from Mangalore International Airport to Kadri Manjunath Temple in the city, pro-Hindu activists flashed black flags and pelted eggs targeting the convoy at 5.10 pm.
Hindu activists who were waiting for Ramya to pass through airport road raised slogans in protest against her recent statement on Pakistan. Ramya had recently opined that Pakistan is not hell.
Ramya's statement came a few days after Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar said: "Going to Pakistan is like going to hell." However, Ramya expressed her opinion on Pakistan after she visited the neighbouring nation to participate in SAARC youth summit.
After this statement, Ramya has been facing severe flak and Vittal Gowda, an advocate filed a private complaint in JMFC court in Madikeri appealing to invoke section 124 A (sedition) against the 34-year-old actress.
Ramya is currently at Mangaluru attending Krishna Janmashtami program at Kadri temple. In a text message, Ramya told OneIndia that she is safe. "I am safe. All fine."
WATCH Congress leader Ramya's car attacked by protesters with eggs over her remark, in Mangaluru.Protesters detainedhttps://t.co/DlZ7TGDcAR— ANI (@ANI_news) August 25, 2016
She further said not a single car was damaged. "The convoy of mine had six vehicles," she informed.
However, Mangaluru police detained the protestors immediately after the egg attack. Protesters threw eggs in the presence of police personnel deployed as security cover for Ramya.