The court ordered FIR against Hardik Pandya while hearing a petition against a tweet posted by him in December which was posted from a fake account.
Ace India cricketer Hardik Pandya finds himself in trouble as a special SC/ST court on Wednesday directed the police to register a case against him, for an alleged comment on Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar. Hardik, on December 26 had tweeted, “Which Ambedkar ??? The one who drafted a cross law and constitution or the one who spread the disease called reservation in the country.”
DR Meghwal, the petitioner, claims that the comment by Pandya insulted Dr. Ambedkar and hurt the sentiments of the people of his community. He also added that the cricketer attempted to insult and disregard the Constitution and the architect of Constitution deliberately.
“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.
“By doing so, he has committed a serious crime and hurt the sentiments of my entire community,” Meghwal said, adding that Pandya should be given adequate and suitable punishment for his “crass act”.
During the recently held Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, Pandya was retained by Mumbai Indians, one of the most consistently performing teams, for a whopping sum of Rs 11 crore.
The 24-year-old all-rounder from Baroda has played six Tests for India has represented India in 38 ODIs. Pandya was retained by Mumbai Indians for the 11th edition of Indian Premier League.