FIR against Hardik Pandya over tweet on Dr. Ambedkar
Rajasthan: A court in Jodhpur on Wednesday directed the Rajasthan Police to register an FIR against cricketer Hardik Pandya for a tweet allegedly disrespecting Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar. The directive was issued to the police by the court while hearing a petition filed against the cricket over the tweet.
According to reports, the petition was filed by one DR Meghwal, an advocate and a member of the Rashtriya Bhim Sena in the Jalore district of Rajasthan. The petition was filed under the SC-ST Act.
Reports said that Meghwal had earlier approached a police station in Luni in Rajasthan for an FIR against the cricketer, but was refused by the police officials. Following this, he approached the Jodhpur court.
The petition refers to a tweet posted by Pandya in December. The tweet reportedly said, “Which Ambedkar ??? The one who drafted a cross law and constitution or the one who spread the disease called reservation in the country”.