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Sedition charge against Divya Spandana for ‘offensive’ tweet against Narendra Modi

Congress social media wing in-charge Divya Spandana aka Ramya has been booked for sedition by Lucknow police for an offensive tweet against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Published: 27th September 2018 05:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2018 05:53 AM   |  A+A-

Divya Spandana. (Photo |Twitter)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Congress social media wing in-charge Divya Spandana aka Ramya has been booked for sedition by Lucknow police for an offensive tweet against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

An FIR was registered against the former MP under Section 67 of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 and Section 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code following a complaint by a city-based lawyer Syed Rizwan Ahmad.

In his complaint, Ahmad alleged that Spandana’s post instigated hatred against the Prime Minster and projected the country in a bad light.

Zubair Ahmad, inspector,  Gomti Nagar police station, said, “We have registered an FIR against Congress leader Divya Spandana on charges under IT Act along with sedition.”

Attacking the PM over Rafale deal, Spandana tweeted a photoshopped picture of Modi showing him painting ‘chor’ (thief) on his own wax statue’s forehead.

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  • Anupam Rae

    Dictionary meaning of sedition: Oxford Dictionary 1. Conduct or speech inciting to rebellion. 2. Agitation against the authority of a state. Chambers 20th Century Dictionary 1. Any offence against the state short of treason. Cambridge Dictionary 1. Language or behaviour that is intended to persuade other people to oppose their government. If too literal meaning of sedition is taken
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