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Sedition charges against celebrities: Kamal seeks SC intervention

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Chennai, Oct 8 : Actor-turned-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam Founder Kamal Haasan on Tuesday sought the intervention of the Supreme Court to uphold justice and quash the sedition charges against 49 celebrities.

Kamal in a series of tweets, said "the Prime minister seeks a harmonius India. His statements in the parliament confirm it.' 'Should not the state and its law follow it in letter and spirit? 49 of my peers have been accused, of sedition, contradicting the PM's aspirations," he added.

'I request as a citizen that Our Supreme Court move in to uphold justice with Democracy and quash the case emanating from Bihar', he said.Leaders of various political parties in Tamil Nadu also demanded quashing of the sedition charges against the celebrities, which included director Maniratnam and actress Revathi from Tamil Nadu.

DMK President M K Stalin sought to know whether writing a letter to the Prime Minister to stop mob lynching amounted to sedition and demanded that it be quashed. Strongly condemning it, he said "labelling them as anti-nationals" for writing an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, voicing concern over growing incidents of mob lynching, was "unacceptable."

He asked "How can seeking to uphold the basic tenets of the Constitution like tolerance and communal harmony be construed as anti-nationalism?" An FIR was lodged in Bihar's Muzaffarpur against the celebrities, including Aparna Sen, Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Ramchandra Guha for alleged sedition after they wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister voicing concern over growing incidents of mob lynching. (UNI)