A local court in Jodhpur directed the police to register an FIR against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Saturday. The order was issued for allegedly “hurting sentiments” of the Brahmin community.

The metropolitan magisterial court directed the Basni Police Station in-charge to begin investigation while allowing a petition moved by a right-wing group. The court demanded registering of FIR under Section 156 (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and probe the matter.

A petition filed by Advocate Hastimal Saraswat, on behalf of petitioner Rajkumar Sharma on November 22.

Sharma, vice-president of the Vipra Foundation’s youth wing, had moved the petition against Dorsey for allegedly “hurting sentiments” of the Brahmin community worldwide by an “anti-Brahmanical” poster on the microblogging platform.

Speaking to media the petitioner’s counsel Saraswat, said, “Dorsey during his visit to India earlier this year, posed for a group photograph along with six women journalists holding a poster in his hand that read ‘End to Brahmanical Patriarchy’ He also shared the picture on social media.”

“We had moved this petition under Sections 295 A, 500, 120 B and other appropriate sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for registration of case against Dorsey,” he added.

Dorsey had posted a picture on his Twitter account, where he is posing with a poster carrying a message: ‘Smash Bahminical Patriarchy’ on Sunday. A journalist who was part of group of women whom the CEO met during his visit to India last week, had presented him the poster.

Twitter had later apologised. 

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