Of late, there has been a lot of hue and cry about saving the island – Lakshadweep. It is a union territory comprising 36 different islands to make one UTs of India. The dispute was mostly on the issues of disturbing the biodiversity of the island UT after a couple of changes were brought in the name of a few laws by the recently appointed administrator – Praful B Patel by the president of India. There has been agitations going around for a couple of weeks for saving the island.
Amidst all this, we hear the name of the model turned actress and filmmaker Aisha Sultana. She hails from one of the islands of Lakshadweep called Chatiath and has been a known face in fourth Indian films. She has given several movies in the Malayalam film industry as a filmmaker. In one of the debates on South Indian TV channels she was seen saying that the government has deployed bio-weapon that have brought too many cases of Covid on the island. This led the local political party leader to file an FIR against the lady, which was eventually framed in the sedition charges.
The moment the news broke out, the celebs from the South Indian fraternity were quick to react on the microblogging site. How about checking their reactions on Twitter as under:
Aisha Sultana has been speaking tirelessly about the Union govt’s draconian regulations in Lakshadweep & rights of indigenous Muslim community in islands.
The first woman filmmaker in Lakshadweep’s history, has been booked by sedition today over her remarks against Praful Patel. pic.twitter.com/SGhN62sMp8
— Aslah Kayyalakkath (@aslahtweets) June 10, 2021
Lakshadweep Police registered a sedition case against Aisha Sultana, a filmmaker over her remarks against administrator Praful Patel.
The draconian laws like sedition and UAPA are nothing but a weapon to crush the dissenters.
— Saniya Sayed (@Ssaniya_) June 11, 2021
In solidarity with Aisha Sultana. What is happening in Lakhswadeep is completely unacceptable. The use of Sedition law as tool to silence critiques, need to be stopped. #SaveLakshadweep pic.twitter.com/W8eaCwx1Ll
— SFI (@SFI_CEC) June 10, 2021
In solidarity with Aisha Sultana. Voices of dissent can’t be suppressed by using sedition. pic.twitter.com/kiwRL9R2z6
— Aishe (ঐশী) (@aishe_ghosh) June 11, 2021
Lakshadweep Police files sedition charges against filmmaker Aisha Sultana for saying that the govt deployed Praful Khoda Patel as a ‘bio weapon’ against people. This is an abuse of sedition law. BJP is destroying Lakshadweep & buldozing anyone who raises their voice against it!
— Dr. Shama Mohamed (@drshamamohd) June 11, 2021