Police Complaint Filed Against Yuvraj Singh Over Using ‘Casteist Slur’
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New Delhi: Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh seems to have landed himself into trouble following a casteist remark that he made during a live chat recently.
With no cricket being played due to coronavirus pandemic, former and current players have been keeping themselves busy by engaging with fans on social media platforms.
Yuvraj stirred up the hornet’s nest after he made a casteist remark towards former India teammate Yuzvendra Chahal while having an online conversation with current white-ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma.
“Ye b****i logon ko koi kaam nahi hai Yuzi ko… Yuzi ko dekha kaisa video daala (these people like Yuzi don’t have anything to do… did you see what kind of video Yuzi shared),” Yuvraj was heard as saying during his live Instagram chat with Rohit.
“Maine usko woi bola ki apne baap ko nacha raha hai tu pagal to nahi hai (I asked him has he gone mad that he is making his father dance),” replied Rohit.
Dalit activist and advocate Rajat Kalsan has filed a police complaint against former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh for using a ‘casteist slur’ to refer to his former teammate Yuzvendra Chahal. The complaint has been registered with Hisar police in Haryana. The incident took place back in April during a live session with Rohit Sharma. The incident has also enraged citizens across the country as they criticised the veteran cricketer for his remarks on social media.
The complaint register alleges that the cricketer’s remarks were intentional and degrades and defames the Dalit community. The complainant has also alleged that the remarks were meant to provoke the community in an attempt to create unrest hurting social sentiments of the country. “I request you to press appropriate charges against Yuvraj Singh and arrest him,” the written complaint to Hisar police read.
Social media users took note of this video and a short clip from the actual interaction between the duo went viral, with many asking for Yuvraj to apologise. The hashtag Yuvraj_Maafi_Maango (Yuvraj Singh apologise) also started trending on Twitter.
Earlier, Yuvraj, along with former teammate Harbjahan Singh, was heavily criticised by social media users for supporting former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi’s NGO.
The duo, however, made it clear later that they don’t have anything to do with Afridi anymore following his inflammatory remarks against India Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
(With Agency Inputs)
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