New Delhi: A fresh case of sedition has been filed against actor-politician Ramya for saying that "Pakistan is not hell" after she visited the neighbouring country for the SAARC event.
Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had recently told the press that going to Pakistan was similar to "going to hell". Ramya, who is 33-years-old, later told this to the press: "Pakistan is not hell. People are just like us. They treated us very well."
Instantly as her comment started doing rounds throughout the country, a lawyer, apparently taking indignation at the comment, filed a case of sedition against the Kannada actor whose real name is Divya Spandana. The case was filed in Madikeri in Karnataka alongside protests against the actor by activists who called her "anti-national".
Katnamane Vittal Gowda, the lawyer who filed the case, said that he was shocked that Ramya praised Pakistanis.
Many on social media sites have also resorted to trolling the actor for her comment.
Filings of sedition case against artists and individuals have risen steeply in the last two years, with many expressing intolerance for anything that could be interpreted as "anti-national".