Kannada actress and Congress member Ramya is going through ire from a number of quarters for making feedback in favour of Pakistan.
“I respectful disagree, however Pakistan isn’t hell. Folks there are identical to us,” mentioned Ramya as we speak in an interview.
She was lately in Islamabad to attend a SAARC Younger Parliamentarians Convention, the place she referred to Manohar Parrikar’s assertion, “going to Pakistan is like going to hell,” by responding with “Pakistan isn’t hell. Folks there are identical to us. They handled us very effectively.”
“I went there (Pakistan) for the SAARC Youth Summit. I spoke about peace, concord and unity in range. After I acquired again, I used to be requested how Pakistan was and I mentioned that the individuals there are identical to us, and that we have been handled very effectively. There was a variety of respect,” Ramya instructed Instances of India yesterday.
Ramya, whose actual identify is Divya Spandana, mentioned she received’t apologize, both, as she has no motive to, and hasn’t finished something unsuitable.
“I don’t have any ego in any respect and in any given incident, I’d have apologised, but when I do on this case, the bigger trigger we’re combating for would go,” Ramya defined.
Some individuals protested as a result of they believed her statements have been a direct response to a remark Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar made final week when he equated visiting Pakistan with visiting hell.
“It’s actually unhappy that there’s such a scenario within the nation as we speak, “Politicians wish to polarise and unfold hatred. Simply because borders separate us we shouldn’t hate others” Ramya mentioned on Instances Now, referring to the criticism filed towards her.
“I’m free to specific myself, am I not? Everyone seems to be entitled to their views and that’s what democracy is about. You’ll be able to’t drive your ideology on anybody,” she added.
The Congress member repeated a number of instances as we speak that she stands by what she mentioned.