Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has landed in yet another controversy as Haryana Police registered an FIR against the World Cup Winner for making ‘objectionable remarks’ against a particular caste.
Yuvraj Singh has always been active on social media and has been conducting live sessions on Instagram over a long time and during the rigorous lockdown period, the Cricketer did many such live sessions with other cricketers.
In one such live session with Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj made a ‘casteist remark’ against Yuzvendra Chahal in 2020.The words uttered by Yuvraj were deemed disrespectful towards the Dalit Community and he later issued an apology for the same.
Yuvraj Singh has been booked under section 153, 153(a), 505, 295 of the Old and relevant sections of the SC/ST Act by the Hansi police on Sunday.
The complaint was lodged against Yuvraj Singh last year by a Dalit Activist Rajan Kalsan and he alleged that the cricketer remarks were intentional and defame the Dalit Community.
The complainant also alleged that the remarks were meant to provoke the community in an attempt to create unrest hurting the social sentiments of the country. “I request you to press appropriate charges against Yuvraj Singh and arrest him,” the written complaint to Hisar police read.
Yuvraj had made the remark when talking about India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s TikTok videos, Yuvraj had said: “Yeh b***gi log ko kaam nahi hai yeh Yuzi aur isko (Kuldeep).”
Although Yuvraj Singh after facing the wrath of comments on social media had issued an apology for the same.
He wrote: “This is to clarify I have never believed in any kind of disparity, be it on the basis of caste, color, creed or gender. I have given and continue to spend my life for the welfare of people. I believe in the dignity of life and respect each individual without exception.”