Kochi: Lakshadweep Police on Thursday booked filmmaker Ayesha Sulthana or (Aisha Sultana) on sedition prices following a criticism by a BJP chief that she unfold false news concerning the unfold of COVID-19 in the union territory throughout a TV debate.
The criticism was filed by the BJP’s Lakshadweep unit president Abdul Khader.
Sulthana hails from Chetiath island in Lakshadweep.
According to the FIR lodged by the Kavaratti police, a case underneath sections 124 A (sedition) and 153 B (hate speech) of the Indian Penal code has been registered towards the filmmaker.
In his criticism filed with the Kavaratti police on Wednesday, Khader mentioned Sulthana, throughout a debate in a Malayalam TV channel, had alleged that the Central authorities used organic weapons for the unfold of COVID-19 in Lakshadweep.
The BJP chief, in his criticism, has alleged that Sulthana’s was an anti-national act, which tarnished the ‘patriotic picture’ of the central authorities. He sought motion towards her.
Earlier in the day, the BJP staged a protest in the islands searching for motion towards the filmmaker.
The Lakshadweep-based mannequin and actor Sulthana has labored with a number of Malayalam filmmakers.
Lakshadweep has been witnessing protests by varied political events because the administration began implementing reform measures in the islands.