WION Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Aug 23, 2016, 07.51 AM
Days after sedition charges slapped on the Indian chapter of Amnesty International triggered a raging debate, a former member of the Indian Parliament has now been booked for sedition for saying 'Pakistan is not hell'.
Actor-turned-politician Divya Spandana, known by her stage name Ramya, made the remark apparently while reacting to Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar's statement that, 'going to Pakistan is going to hell'.
"Pakistan is not hell. People are just like us. They treated us very well," the Congress MP said.
A complaint against her has been reportedly filed by K. Vittal Gowda, an advocate based in the town of Coorg, under Section 200 of Code of Criminal Procedure (Cr.Pc) in the first Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court in Somwarpet in Kodagu district.
The sedition heat also seethed Ramya on Twitter with social media users divided over the controversy.
India will not tolerate such an anti national comment. It's a crime to praise that terrorist country. #Ramya