Court orders FIR against cricketer Hardik Pandya for tweet on Ambedkar

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 22, 2018, 02:58 AM(IST)

File photo of Hardik Pandya. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

A special SC/ST court in Jodhpur, Rajasthan has directed police to file an FIR against cricketer Hardik Pandya for an alleged tweet about Ambedkar. 

The court's order came on a petition filed by a DR Meghwal. 

News reports quoted Meghwal as saying Pandya had posted his tweet on December 26 last year. 

“Which Ambedkar ??? The one who drafted a cross law and constitution or the one who spread the disease called reservation in the country,” Pandya reportedly said in his tweet. 

News reports quoted Meghwal as saying Pandya had hurt the sentiments of his community. And that he (Pandya) should be given "adequate and suitable" punishment. 

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