The Haryana Police has registered an FIR against former India all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh for a ‘distasteful’ and ‘disrespectful’ remark against the Dalit society during an Instagram live chat with opener Rohit Sharma last year.
This incident dates back to June 2020 when the country was in lockdown and cricketers were hosting a plethora of interactive sessions with each other and their fans. Yuvraj Singh in a candid session with Rohit Sharma had called leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal as a ‘b***gi’ regarding Chahal’s incessant Tik-Tok videos and his antics over social media.
This remark of the two-time World Cup winner didn’t go down well with some fans. Indeed, an advocate, reportedly by the name of Rajat Kalsan, filed a police complaint against Yuvraj for his alleged ‘casteist remark’ at the Hansi police station of Hisar district in Haryana and now after 8 months, an FIR has been launched.
The police have registered the FIR under Sections 153, 153A, 295, 505 of IPC, besides sections 3 (1) (r) and 3 (1) (s) of the SC/ST Act.
Yuvraj Singh had apologized after fans outburst
Yuvraj Singh was slammed by a section of fans who were upset with his remark towards Chahal. The 2011 World Cup Man of the Tournament awardee then issued an apology for “unintentionally” hurting the sentiments of a particular society of people.
“This is to clarify 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 39-year-old h said in his post.
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 5, 2020