On June 10, Filmmaker Aisha Sultana was charged with sedition by the Lakshadweep police. She was charged with sedition and hate speech for his remarks on the central government in a T.V. debate.
During the TV debate, Sultana accused the central government of using covid-19 as a bioweapon in the union territory of Lakshadweep.
“Lakshadweep had 0 cases of Covid-19. Now, it is reporting a daily spike of 100 cases. So 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.
“I did not raise my voice for the land just so that I will lose my strength when they attempt to weaken me. From now my voice will only grow louder,” she wrote on Facebook.
Abdul Khader, the BJP’s Lakshadweep unit head, filed a complaint against the filmmaker. Khader, in his complaint, said the act of Sultana was anti-nationalist which tarnished the “patriotic image” of the central government.
As per the FIR lodged in Kavaratti police, a case under sections 124 A (sedition) and 153 B (hate speech) of the Indian Penal code has been registered against Aisha Sultana.
The people of Lakshadweep are engraved by the new draft rules that the central government will implement in the coming days. The new laws are recommended to center by the new L.G., Shri Praful Patel.
Congress and various other opposition parties had alleged that Patel is trying to implement the Sangh Parivar agenda in the otherwise peaceful and peace-loving island.
The new rules contain a prohibition on cow slaughter and various other laws for increasing tourism infrastructure on the island, which will directly harm the island’s nature.
About 95% of the island population follows the Muslim religion and is against cow slaughter.
The island administration earlier passed an order stating the fishing boats that venture out for fishing on the island will have a security official, which was withdrawn after the protest.
On Monday entire island protested for the removal of L.G. Shri Praful Patel. Earlier this month Kerala assembly also passed a resolution for the removal of Patel.