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FIR Filed Against Rahul Gandhi Over His ‘Dog Squad’ Tweet on International Yoga Day

Rahul Gandhi's "New India" tweet on International Yoga Day received immense backlash for allegedly mocking the Indian Army, its dog unit and the Indian tradition of yoga.

Published: June 23, 2019 2:53 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Sharmita Kar

FIR Filed Against Rahul Gandhi Over His 'Dog Squad' Tweet on International Yoga Day
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New Delhi: An FIR was lodged against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his tweet on International Yoga Day. The complaint was filed by advocate Atal Bihari Dubey under Section 505(2) of the Indian Penal Code calling Gandhi’s act a “public mischief” with an intention to disrespect the army.

The complaint alleged that he was trying to malign the image of the Indian Army as well as International Yoga Day.

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Rahul Gandhi on June 21 tweeted a picture wherein few dogs from the Army Dog Unit are performing a yoga exercise with the army soldiers and captioned it as “New India”.

The complainant said that the tweet triggers the sentiments of people around the world and especially ruptures the public tranquillity and disrespects the army.

Rahul Gandhi’s tweet had received a lot of backlashes for allegedly mocking the Indian  Army, its elite dog unit as well as yoga. The tweet was a sarcastic hit at Narendra Modi’s popular slogans with the same title.

Reacting to his tweet, the Bharatiya Janata Party MP Tejasvi Surya posted on Twitter saying, “Ok he still hasn’t learnt his lessons. In one go, he has insulted our Arm, brave Jawan, the incredible dog unit, Yoga tradition & our country.”

Union Minister Amit Shah also lashed out at the Congress president saying that Congress “stands for negativity” as it supports “medieval practice of Triple Talaq” while mocking Indian forces and yoga tradition.

Meanwhile, the Congress’ remains uncertain with its president desperate to step down from his position. The Congress party is in a state of emergency and is on a lookout for its ‘interim president’ in case Rahul Gandhi immediately steps down.

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