December 9, 2022
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Aisha Sultana was charged with sedition for “bio-weapon” comment

Kavaratti:

Filmmaker Aisha Sultana, who’s going through a sedition cost over her “bio-weapon” comment, appeared earlier than the Lakshadweep Police at the moment.

Ms Sultana’s plea for anticipatory bail within the case was accepted by the Kerala High Court on Thursday, however she was requested to seem earlier than the police at the moment.

The Kerala High Court granted interim anticipatory bail for per week to the filmmaker within the sedition case registered in opposition to her in Lakshadweep for her “bio-weapon” comment and has reserved its ultimate order.

Single Judge Bench of Justice Ashok Menon directed her to seem earlier than the Kavaratti Police on June 20 for interrogation. The court docket gave the instructions whereas contemplating her anticipatory bail plea on Thursday.

Lakshadweep Police had registered a case in opposition to the filmmaker with costs of sedition and hate speech on June 11.

The FIR was registered in opposition to the filmmaker on the grievance of BJP Lashadweep wing president C Abdul Khader Haji. According to the grievance, Aisha Sultana throughout a information debate on a Malayalam channel alleged that the Centre had used COVID-19 as a “bio-weapon” in opposition to the individuals of Lakshadweep.

The FIR in opposition to Aisha Sultana comes at a time when there’s an uproar in opposition to Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel over the brand new reforms launched by him within the island, which individuals allege are in opposition to their pursuits.

People are protesting in opposition to the draft laws like Lakshadweep Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Regulation (Goonda Act), Lakshadweep Animal Preservation Regulation, and Lakshadweep Panchayat Regulation, 2021 amongst others. Patel, who was appointed because the Administrator of Lakshadweep in December 2020, is going through opposition over insurance policies launched by him from the individuals of the union territory and politicians, each from inside Lakshadweep and neighbouring state Kerala.

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