Lakshadweep Actor Aisha Sultana Faces sedition case for remark on COVID spread

Lakshadweep Actor Aisha Sultana Faces sedition case for remark on COVID spread
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Actor-model Aisha Sultana has been booked by the Lakshadweep Police under sedition charges for allegedly spreading false news. The FIR was filed against her in a local police station on a complaint of a local BJP leader.

According to the complaint, the Actor-model spread false news about COVID-19 spread in the Union Territory while speaking in a debate on TV.

A case under section 124 A (Sedition) and 153 B (Hate speech) has been registered against the actor and model Aisha Sultana.

Aisha Sultana, who hails from Chetiath island in Lakshadweep, is a Lakshadweep-based actor and model. She has worked with many Malayalam filmmakers

“Lakshadweep had 0 cases of Covid-19. Now, it is reporting a daily spike of 100 cases. What the Centre has deployed is a bio-weapon. I can say this clearly that the central government has deployed bio-weapon,” Aysha allegedly said.

“ An FIR has been registered. However, only truth shall prevail. BJP leader who filed complaint is from Lakshadweep. As he continues to betray his home land, I will continue fighting for it. Tomorrow, those who betrayed will be isolated,” Aisha Sultana wrote on her Facebook timeline, adding that a sedition case was filed against her.

“To the people of Lakshadweep: The sea protects you and you protect the sea. Those betrayed have fear but we do not. I did not raise my voice to be silent when weakened. My voice is going to be more louder from now on,” she wrote.

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