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Police complaint filed against Yuvraj Singh

Friday, June 5, 2020 • Tamil Comments

A police complaint has been registered against former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh over his "casteist remarks" aimed at his teammates Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, which was extremely offensive to Dalits, overall.

During an Instagram chat session that was conducted alongside India's opening batsman Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj had mocked Chahal's TikTok videos and had said, "Yeh b***gi log ko kaam nahi hai yeh Yuzi aur isko [Kuldeep]," where he meant that people belonging to that particular caste had nothing useful to do. The comment did not go down well with people on social media as a nationwide trend demanded an apology from Yuvraj Singh for his comment. Hansi-based lawyer and Dalit rights activist Rajat Kalsan has lodged a complaint with the Haryana police regarding the same. "This comment has hurt the sentiments of Dalits as millions of people have watched this video on social media," Kalsan reportedly said in the complaint while urging SP Hansi to lodge an FIR against Yuvraj and arrest him. "I had also submitted a DVD containing controversial remarks in support of my complaint. The investigators watched this DVD on Wednesday," Kalsan further mentioned, adding that a DSP-level officer had registered his statement under Section 161 of the CrPC on Wednesday.

The police, in a statement with a news agency, said, "We are investigating the matter. But nothing has been decided so far. No FIR has been registered yet." The advocate also targeted Rohit and mentioned he was unhappy that the Indian opener oppose or did not express his displeasure over Yuvraj's comment in the chat session.


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