A special court in Jodhpur directed the police on Wednesday, March 21 to register an FIR against India cricketer Hardik Pandya for his alleged comment on Dr BR Ambedkar. According to the petitioner, D R Meghwal, Pandya had on December 26, 2017, posted a comment on his twitter handle, which insulted Ambedkar and even hurt the sentiments of the people of his community, reports The Times of India.
Pandya 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.”
Meghwal claims to be a member of the Rashtriya Bhim Sena of Rajasthan’s Jalore district. He was offended by the tweet and filed a case against Pandya. He stated in the complaint that through his tweet, Pandya has not only insulted and disregarded the constitution and its architect but also deliberately hurt the sentiments of the community 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, an advocate by profession, to TOI.