A special court in Jodhpur, on Wednesday, directed the police to register an FIR against Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya for his alleged tweet about Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
The all-rounder allegedly fired insults on Ambedkar by tweeting on December 26, 2017 and hurt the sentiments of the people of his community, according to petitioner DR Meghwal.
“Which Ambedkar ??? The one who drafted a cross law and constitution or the one who spread the disease called reservation in the country,” Pandya allegedly posted on his twitter timeline.
Meghwal mentioned in his complaint that by making this comment, a hot-shot like Pandya has not only attempted to insult the constitution but has also hurt the sentiments of the people he belongs to.
“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,” said Meghwal.
“By doing so, he has committed a serious crime and hurt the sentiments of my entire community,” Meghwal, who is an advocate by profession said, adding that this ‘crass act’ by the Indian all-rounder deserves severe punishment.
The petitioner DR Meghwal also claims to be a member of Rashtriya Bhim Sena.