Hardik Pandya to be booked for disrespectful tweet on Dr Ambedkar

March 22, 2018

All rounder cricketer Hardik Pandya is known for his outspoken nature. However, his latest outburst went wrong for him. A special SC/ST court on Wednesday directed the police to register the FIR against the 24-year-old player for commenting on Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar for a tweet posted on December 26. The court directed to follow a petition filed by DR Meghwal against him.

Advocate Meghwal has mentioned in the petition that on December 26, 2017, the cricketer posted a comment on his twitter account that insults Dr Ambedkar and hurts the sentiments of the people of his community. He further mentioned that Pandya has insulted and disregarded the Constitution and architect of the Constitution deliberately. Pandya’s posted on twitter, “Which Ambedkar ??? The one who drafted a cross law and constitution or the one who spread the disease called reservation in the country.”

Meghwal said,  “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.”

He added, “by doing this, Pandya has hurt the sentiments of an entire community and should be adequately and suitably punished for his ‘crass act’.”

However, the tweet was deleted from his Twitter account. Hardik Pandya was last featured in all the matches of South Africa tour. The anxiety has fallen on him just two weeks ago the start of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indian once again retained him and again he will play with his brother Krunal Pandya. Hardik Pandya has played six Tests, 38 ODIs and 30 T20Is in his two-year-long career.

By: Anurag Panchal

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