Chennai, Oct. 9:
Actor-turned-politician and founder of Makkal Needhi Maiam Kamal Haasan has sought Supreme Court’s intervention in quashing sedition charges against 49 film personalities. “The Prime minister seeks a harmonius India.
His statements in the parliament confirms it. Should not the state and it’s law follow it in letter and spirit? 49 of my peers have been accused, of sedition, contradicting the PM’s aspirations,” Mr. Kamal Haasan tweeted.
I request as a citizen that Our Supreme court move in to uphold justice with Democracy and quash the case eminating from Bihar, he added. Last week, a FIR was filed in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur against personalities, including directors Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, and writer-columnist Ramchandra Guha for alleged sedition over a letter they wrote to the PM in July, voicing concern over growing incidents of mob lynching.
In the letter, they had asked the Prime Minister to stop lynching of Muslims, Dalits and other minorities, while stressing there was “no democracy without dissent.” It had also noted that the ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan was reduced to a “provocative war cry.”