Kannada actress Ramya attacked with eggs in Mangaluru over 'pro-Pak remarks'

The incident took place when the Congress leader arrived in Mangaluru and was on her way to the city from the airport.

Updated: Aug 25, 2016, 20:33 PM IST
Kannada actress Ramya attacked with eggs in Mangaluru over 'pro-Pak remarks'

Bengaluru: Kannada actor-turned-politician Ramya, who has been in the eye of a storm after a sedition case was slapped against her over her alleged pro-Pakistan comments, was on Thursday hurled eggs at her by protesters.

The incident took place when the Congress leader arrived in Mangaluru and was on her way to the city from the airport.

“When I landed in Mangalore, eggs were hurled at me, black flags were shown. I won't take my words back, I am not worried,” Ramya told CNN-News18.

“Have been informed by police that these people belong to some right wing group,” she said.

Ramya had disagreed with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's comment that going to Pakistan is like going to hell. She said Pakistan is certainly not hell and the people there are very hospitable.

Asked if India should re-look at its sedition laws, she said, "I think we seriously need to look at the sedition law. Either we should seriously modify it or do away with it. Otherwise I will not be the last person to be harassed in this way, let me tell you that."

She said there is a political conspiracy behind the sedation charge against her, saying "Because a copy of the complaint went to the media first. How did that happen? The lawyer wanted the media to first know about how anti-national I am (laughs). 

"The BJP has been up in arms against all those who are opposed to their ideology. Right-wing extremists are the only section supporting the sedition allegation against me."

"The local Karnataka television channels have been unnecessarily sensationalising the issue and putting out headlines like 'Ramya Supports Pakistan'. We can't blame them. There are 20 competitive news channels in Karnataka. I am better off than Kanhaiya Kumar. They put out an entire morphed video against him to prove he was seditious," she added.

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