Lakshadweep-based film actress Aisha Sultana on Wednesday got relief from the Kerala High Court, which temporarily stayed proceedings related to the FIR lodged against her for sedition and promoting enmity between different religions.
Last year a complaint was filed against him by Lakshadweep BJP unit president Abdul Khadar, he said in a TV channel debate on 7 June 2021 that, “Centre used biological weapons to spread Covid in Lakshadweep, who was anti-national.”
The Kavaratti police registered a case against him under non-bailable sections and then began a protracted legal battle, which ended on Wednesday.
Justice A.A. Ziyad Rehman passed an interim order staying the proceedings for a period of three months based on the recent directions of the Supreme Court.
The Kerala High Court had granted him anticipatory bail on June 25 last year, but on July 2, 2021, the court refused to pass an interim order staying the FIR registered against him, saying it was for the court to interfere with that stage of the investigation. It would be unfair to do so.
Subsequently, the Lakshadweep administration recorded a statement opposing the petition for quashing of the FIR, but in May 2022, the apex court stayed all proceedings initiated under Section 124A (sedition) across the country till Until the review of the Central Government is completed. The Kerala High Court on Wednesday temporarily put a stay on it.
Sultana hails from Chelath Island in Lakshadweep and lives here. Apart from being a model, she has worked in several films in Malayalam.
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