Ramya attacked with eggs by VHP, Bajrang Dal activists in Mangalore for pro-Pakistan remark

According to reports by CNN News18, eggs were thrown at Congress leader and Kannada actor Ramya by Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal activists in Mangalore

FP Staff August 25, 2016 19:06:34 IST
Ramya attacked with eggs by VHP, Bajrang Dal activists in Mangalore for pro-Pakistan remark

Suspected activists from right-wing groups Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal hurled eggs at Congress leader Ramya on Thursday in Mangalore in response to her remarks on Pakistan recently.

Ramya attacked with eggs by VHP Bajrang Dal activists in Mangalore for proPakistan remark

File photo of Congress leader Ramya. CNN News18

Speaking to CNN-News18 about the incident, the former Congress MP said that India is a democracy, hence, while people might react by throwing eggs at her she will not back track from her comments on Pakistan for which she is being continuously targeted.

The eggs were thrown at Ramya's cavalcade while she was travelling in her car from Mangalore to Kadri. The actor told CNN-News18 that the police informed her that the people who threw eggs at her belonged to some right wing group.

A sedition case has been filed against Ramya after she referred to Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement of 'going to Pakistan is like going to hell' by responding with 'Pakistan is not hell. People there are just like us. They treated us very well'.

A Kodagu-based advocate K Vittal Gowda, lodged a complaint of sedition against the former Mandya MP for her statement, accusing her of insulting India and provoking Indians by appreciating Pakistan.

CNN-News 18 reported that the court will hear the case on 27 August.

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