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Madikeri: Relief to Ramya as court quashes sedition case


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Madikeri, Apr 19: In a relief to Kannada actress and former MP Ramya, the sedition case that had been filed against her has been quashed by the Somwarpet court.

Katnamane Vittala Gowda, an advocate and Kodagu district president of of 'Prajaranga', had filed a private complaint against Ramya in August 2016 for allegedly praising Pakistan and calling it good and lovable. He had contended that Ramya had 'insulted' Indians by praising Pakistan, and had urged the court to direct the police to book Ramya for sedition and for disturbing peace in Karnataka. The case was registered under IPC sections 124 (A), 344 and 511, and the JMFC court in Somwarpet had admitted the complaint.

Delivering the verdict, judge Shyam Prakash observed, "Pakistan has not been officially declared as an enemy nation by the Indian govenment. Pakistani soldiers and terrorists have killed our soldiers, but that is no reason to hold the entire Pakistani population at fault."

As there was no evidence to support the charges under the various sections, the court declared that her statement did not amount to sedition.

Ramya had made the statement after returning from her visit to Pakistan. She had termed the people of Pakistan as good and lovable, stating that Pakistan was not a 'hell'.

The complainant Vittal Gowda, meanwhile, said that he will now approach the higher court.

Comment on this article

  • Santhosh Mendon, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Anti-national judge! He should be sent to Pakistan immediately! Stupid petitioner. Court shouldn't entertain these morons! Levy penalty of crores on this petitioner so that it becomes a lesson for others who are planning to hog the limelight and get publicity in a similar way...

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  • vishnu bhat, Bangalore

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    At least the court showed maturity in dismissing the case. Vittal Gowda should be jailed and sentenced to hard labor for wasting the court's time with a silly case.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Useless case! Wasting everybodys precious time. Outcome nothing.

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  • FRANCIS, Dubai

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    The sedition case on Kannada actress and former MP Ramya is nothing but political gimmick and spreading hatred... What is wrong in praising people of Pakistan and calling them good and lovable?

    No doubt, Pakistani soldiers and terrorists have killed our soldiers and people and for that reason, we cannot hold the entire Pakistanis at fault and terming that they are all bad.

    I have been staying in UAE for the past 20 years and we had so many neighbours from other countries. But, I must say of all, we had some very good neighbours from Pakistan and they were too good, loving, caring and sharing. This is my personal experience, which I have been sharing with you all.

    Let us stop making unnecessary comments and spreading hatred.

    Charity begins at home.....

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  • ravi, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Jobless lawyer putting the case on rich people and looting Money. there is no subject keeps on hearing.
    there are so many cases pending which is not bother anyone.

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  • Hussain, Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    When is she joining BJP ?

    DisAgree [9] Agree [22] Reply Report Abuse

  • Peter, KSA

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Krishna Anna is trying. However, after by poll election result, Krishna Anna has become Advani of Congress

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Ramya's BJP joining plan is on hold as some Bhakths threatened to commit suicide, if Ramya enters BJP

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Ramya.good girl.
    Good n beautiful actor.
    ALL do MISTAKES like marriage etc.
    She also did.
    She now knows RaGa very well and won't sing duet.
    See song " GaganavheBaaghi " from Sanju weds Geetha
    movie. Very beautiful.

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    When some frivolous cases are filed... this is what I mean? What did this case really do? The people who were offended seems to be offended no more.

    Such cases simply divert the precious time and resources away from some important cases.

    Civilised people will understand what free speech and expression really mean. But alas, our country don't seem to have that many.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Frazer Town,Bangaluru

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    No crux or substance in this case

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Swamy Assemanad.too aquited by court.

    DisAgree [26] Agree [7] Reply Report Abuse

  • Rampa, Moon

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    U AND UR SWAMI ASEEMANAND.

    DisAgree [9] Agree [20] Reply Report Abuse

  • Conrad John Tauro, Shirva/Udupi/Dubai

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Jeevan
    Difference between thorn and flower...

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  • Conrad John Tauro, Shirva/Udupi/Dubai

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Ramya court verdict Soumya...

    DisAgree [2] Agree [15] Reply Report Abuse

  • Rampa, Moon

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    RAMYAS FORE FATHER WAS MY BEST FRIEND.

    DisAgree [5] Agree [14] Reply Report Abuse

  • rolf, Dubai

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Rampa . Darwin Theory is right you proved it.

    DisAgree [2] Agree Reply Report Abuse

  • Amith, USA

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Are they with you!!! Great!!!! You people can drink Toddy together and play GULLI DANDA but don't cheat & fight!!!

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  • Rampa, Moon

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    NOW PAKISTAN IS IN PEACE. AND IN INDIA PEOPLE ARE KILLING IN THE NAME OF COW.

    IN OUR TIME PAKISTAN AND INDIA WAS ONE. VANDE MATARAM WAS BEEN HEARD IN BOTH.

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  • Amith, USA

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Yes Rampanna you are absolutely correct!!!!! Two days back at Goa beach, CHADDIS PEOPLE beat a foreign lady just because she chased away their gomaatha, Stray Cow when it start eating her belonging. INCREDIBLE!!!! Let Chaddis watch the you tube.

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  • Hazard, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    BODA SHEEEEERA

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  • Oliver Machado, Udupi. Sharjah.

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Good news. She has earned more respect for her self confidence and self belief.A rare Gem. Proud of her.Appreciate her attitude.

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  • Stan, Udupi/Dubai

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Let him go to higher courts and get fined for wasting courts time on useless things.

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  • Rampa, Moon

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    WHAT KIND OF CASE IS THIS, FOR PRAISING ALSO MAKES A CASE.

    ADVANI ALSO PRAISED JINNAH.

    KOHLI ALSO PRAISED SHAHID AFRIDI.

    KARAN JOHAR ALSO PRAISED FAWAD KHAN

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Though I do not like Ramya (coz she joined Congress), i do not find fault with her for opining her appreciation on Pakistan. Even Dr Rajkumar praised Veerappan, who kidnapped him.

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  • FRANCIS, Dubai

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Mr. Shankar, Mangalore,

    I like your well matured comments..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Only few people grow up ...

    DisAgree [2] Agree [10] Reply Report Abuse

  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Its your turn now!

    DisAgree [5] Agree [5] Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Shankar, that was a Compliment ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Thanks to Modi for implementing Clean Chit in India ...

    DisAgree [8] Agree [24] Reply Report Abuse

  • j.anata, mangaluru / bengaluru

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    You forgot that the Grand Old party precedes Modi in this!

    DisAgree [17] Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Show me one Congress leader screaming 'Clean Chit' ...

    DisAgree [6] Agree [24] Reply Report Abuse

  • KRISHNA, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    kj GEORGE clean chit

    DisAgree [8] Agree [7] Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Krishna, George was moved from Home ministry for 6 months & still charges could not be framed ...

    DisAgree [2] Agree [9] Report Abuse

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