The local police have registered a case of sedition against filmmaker Ayesha Sultana for raising her voice against the decisions of Lakshadweep administrator Praful Patel’s policies. After the sedition case was registered, Ayesha has said that she will continue the struggle for Lakshadweep. The police have called him for questioning on June 20. On the complaint of Lakshadweep BJP state president Abdul Khadar, a case has been registered against Ayesha under sections 124A (sedition) and 153B (hate speech) of the Indian Penal Code.
Ayesha Sultana Booked For Sedition
Ayesha Sultan said on social media, ‘I will continue my fight for the land where I was born. We are not afraid of anyone. My struggle for Lakshadweep will continue, and now my voice is going to get louder. They have registered a case of sedition against me. But the truth will win.
Ayesha Sultana is a resident of Chetiyath Island in Lakshadweep. He has worked with many Malayalam filmmakers. The complaint alleges that Sultana spread false news about the outbreak of Kovid-19 in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep during a TV discussion. In Lakshadweep, there is a protest from various political parties after the administration took some reformist steps.
“Every citizen’s right to criticise those in power”
A day after Lakshadweep police filed a sedition case against Ayesha Sultana, National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah said, criticising those in power in a democracy; Every citizen has a right. The ‘politicians who tolerate criticism’ should stop hiding behind the archaic law.
Abdullah tweeted, ‘Criticism of Patel (Lakshadweep administrator Praful Patel) does not amount to sedition. In a democracy, it is the right of every citizen to criticise those in power. ‘Politicians who do not tolerate criticism’ should stop hiding behind the archaic law.’