The Makkal Needhi Maiam on Tuesday expressed hope that the Supreme Court will uphold justice in the sedition case filed against 49 eminent personalities pointing out that the case was against the letter and spirit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aspirations of ‘harmonious India.’
“The Prime Minister seeks a harmonious India. His statements in the Parliament confirm it. Should not the state and its law follow it in letter and spirit? Nearly, 49 of my peers have been accused, of sedition, contradicting the PM’s aspirations,” the actor turned politician wrote on Twitter.
“I request as a citizen that our higher courts move in to uphold justice with democracy and quash the case emanating from Bihar,” he said.
Last week, a FIR was filed in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur against personalities, including directors Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, and writer-columnist Ramchandra Guha for alleged sedition over a letter they wrote to the PM in July, voicing concern over growing incidents of mob lynching. In the letter, they had asked the Prime Minister to stop lynching of Muslims, Dalits and other minorities, while stressing there was “no democracy without dissent.” It had also noted that the ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan was reduced to a “provocative war cry.”