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. 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.