I will not apologise as my statement is unobjectionable: Ramya
Bengaluru: Actor-politician Ramya, who has been accused of sedition for praising Pakistan after a recent visit, says she will not apologise and feels that her statement is unobjectionable.
Ramya, the Kannada film star and former leader of Karnataka’s ruling Congress, has been trolled on the social media in the wake of her remark. Also, a sedition case has been filed against the 33-year-old politico in a court in southern Karnataka’s Kodagu district. The case against her, filed by local lawyer Katnamane Vittal Gowda, will be heard on Saturday.
It may be recalled that the actor, whose real name is Divya Spandana, had paid a visit to Islamabad as a member of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) delegation of young parliamentarians. “Pakistan is not hell as portrayed by most of the people. Its citizens are just like us. They all treated us very well,” the actor had said after returning from the country.
What Ramya said after facing the backlash:
- Apologising is the easiest thing for me but I will not do that.
- I think I have done nothing wrong.
- This is the time when I really need to stand up for myself.
- In case I apologise, the purpose will be lost.
- What I said was unobjectionable and harmless.