Actress-turned-politician Ramya aka Divya Spandana, who is facing a sedition case for remark “Pakistan is not hell,” says that it is time to repeal the law, as it is being misused in the recent days.
The actress who is popular in Kollywood for films like Kuthu and Varanam Aayiram, is a former lawmaker of Karnataka’s ruling Congress.
She has been attacked on social media and has also been taken to court by a lawyer who has filed a “sedition case” in Kodagu in southern Karnataka, around 250 km from state capital Bengaluru.
Ramya, after visiting Islamabad as part of a SAARC delegation of young lawmakers, had said: “Pakistan is not hell. People there are just like us. They treated us very well.”
It is being claimed that she was referring to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s statement ‘going to Pakistan is like going to hell’ while making her remark.
At the Summit, Ramya spoke of the need for both countries to work out solutions needed to solve differences between the two countries and the Saarc region.