A Mumbai-based activist has filed a complaint against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his tweet on International Day of Yoga where he ended up insulting the Indian Army’s canine unit.
Advocate Atal Bihari Dubey asked cops to file a complaint under section 505(2) which pertains to statements conducting ‘public mischief’. He alleged that Gandhi’s tweet amounted to ‘public mischief’ with intention to disrespect the Army and Yoga Day.
On Friday June 21, the entire country was fused in Yoga fever. So much so that even Indian Army dogs could be seen performing asanas along with their trainers. However, Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a slight jibe on the event and in return, invited sharp reaction from Twitter users and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for sharing a picture of Army dogs doing yoga and labeling it ‘New India’.
New India. pic.twitter.com/10yDJJVAHD
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 21, 2019
Rahul tweeted an image put out by the Defence ministry of jawans practicing yoga with the dog unit of the Indian Army and captioned it ‘New India’, a phrase often used by the Narendra Modi government for the reform measures it has introduced.