Second FIR Filed Against Cricketer Yuvraj Singh Over Castiest Remark
FIR against Yuvraj Singh over casteist remarks against Yuzvendra Chahal
An FIR has been registered against former cricketer Yuvraj Singh in Haryana’s Hisar district. The cricketer has been accused of using a “casteist slur” against fast bowler Yuzvendra Chahal during an Instagram chat last year. The cricketer had apologised for the remarks, saying he “unintentionally” hurt public sentiments.
He had tweeted, “This is to clarify that I have never believed in any kind of disparity, be it on the basis of caste, colour, 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. I understand that while I was having a conversation with my friends, I was misunderstood, which was unwarranted. However, as a responsible Indian I want to say that if I have unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments or feelings, I would like to express regret for the same. My love for India and all its people is eternal.”
The First Information Report was lodged on the complaint of a Hansi-based lawyer Rajat Kalsan on June 2 last year. The lawyer had alleged that Yuvraj during an Instagram Live with India cricketer Rohit Sharma, had made the objectionable remark while referring to Chahal. Kalsan had alleged that Singh’s comment had hurt the sentiments of the Dalit community.
Police revealed that the FIR has been lodged under IPC sections 153 (giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc.) and under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities), Act.