FIR likely against cricketer Hardik Pandya for tweet on Dr Ambedkar

The Hush Post: Close on the heels of India pacer Mohammed Shami facing allegations of domestic violence by his wife Hasin Jahan, another cricketer all-rounder Hardiky Pandya is facing threat of registration of a criminal case against him for his alleged tweet on micro-social networking site Twitter about Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar.

Hardik Pandya
India crickter Hardik Pandya.

A court in Jodhpur has ordered the Jodhpour Police to register a first information report (FIR) against Pandya over his alleged derogatory tweet he had reportedly posted on his Twitter account on December 26 last year but had deleted later.

Pandya’s tweet was an insult to Dr BR Ambedkar and had hurt the people belonging to his community, the Deccan Chronicle reported.

Petitioner in this case, DR Meghwal and belongs to Rashtriya Bhim Sena, had filed a petition against the cricketer in a Jodhpur court on Tuesday.

Pandya had allegedly tweeted, “Which Ambedkar ??? The one who drafted a cross law and constitution or the one who spread the disease called reservation in the country.”

“I learnt about Pandya’s comment through social media in January. It appeared quite derogatory for a figure like Ambedkar and was an attempt to spread hatred and create division in the society,” Meghwal was quoted as saying by The Times of India.

“By doing so, he has committed a serious crime and hurt the sentiments of my entire community,” added Meghwal.

It is also learnt that Meghwal demanded adequate and suitable punishment for Pandya over his “crass act”.

Police Udai Mandir Thana in Jaipur, reportedly told NDTV that further action will be taken as per the law.

Earlier, recently an FIR had been filed against Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami and his elder brother by the Kolkata Police based on the complaint of his wife Hasin Jahan. The Sections invoked against the 27-year-old pacer include 307 (attempt to murder), 498A (domestic violence), 506 (criminal intimidation), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison), 34 (acts by several persons in furtherance of common intention) and 376 (rape). The last section was brought against Mohammed Shami’s elder brother. Some sections are non-bailable and carry prison terms of 10 years or more.


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