Hardik Pandya gets support after being trolled as ‘Kaalu bhai’

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 6, 2019UPDATED: May 6, 2019 12:39 IST Hardik Pandya trolled on social media over his skin color.(Twitter/@hardikpandya)HIGHLIGHTSHardik Pandya was trolled as ”Kaalu bhai” after an actress posted a picture with himPandya got support on social media after the cricketer was subjected to racismPandya has been facing backlash ever since his sexist comments on a TV chat showThere seems be no end to controversies when it comes to Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya. Television actress Krystle D’Souza has been trolled after she shared a picture alongside Pandya on social media.One of the users even made a racist comment saying, “Kaalu bhai. Aap West indies team ke world cup squad main select kyun nahi huye?”Krystle posted the image on Instagram with a caption “Mere Bhai Jaisa Koi Hard ich Nahi Hai #brotherfromanothermother”. The moment she shared the photo, a number of people trolled her for calling Hardik her brother.Krystle responded saying that the person was being “mean and obnoxious”.Actor Aparshakti Khurana told the user, identified as Sameer: “I think you should not write such comments and definitely not use such language. We all love Hardik because he is a performer. You should rather encourage the Indian team, especially before the World Cup.””That’s so well put! People are so mean and obnoxious and just because they are sitting behind a screen typing, they think they can get away with anything! I guess ignorance is bliss in this case! Their words make no difference to his superb performance… BUT thank you,” Krsytle also commented on Aparshakti’s reaction.Hardik has been facing a backlash ever since his sexist comments on a chat show “Koffee With Karan” alongside K.L. Rahul. Both cricketers had made sexist and misogynistic comments on the show which did not go down well with many people.advertisementThe two were even handed a provisional ban by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) and were also fined Rs 20 lakh each.Also Read | Ashwin’s Mankading to Dhoni’s rage: Controversies that headlined IPL 2019Also Read | My daughter was sleeping when I hit my fifty: Rohit SharmaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Hardik PandyaFollow Koffee with Karan controversy Hardik Pandya gets support after being trolled as ‘Kaalu bhai’Hardik Pandya was subjected to racism after actress Krystle D’Souza posted a photo with the crickter in her Instagram post. Hardik has been bearing the brunt on social media ever since his sexist comments on a Tv show.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Jagdeo says SOCUs visit was a test to see if Govt

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPPP intends to have charges against Govt Ministers refiled- JagdeoNovember 7, 2018In “Crime”Political directives responsible for SOCU’s low conviction rate- Opposition LeaderOctober 11, 2018In “latest news”‘We will not be intimidated!’ – Jagdeo declares after arrestMarch 8, 2017In “Politics” Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo as he made his way from the SOCU compoundThe recent decision to attend an interview with investigators of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) was to test the system and set a precedent for others to follow, Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo has revealed.“I went there, I could’ve said that I choose to remain silent like everyone who had gone in there but I used the constitutional provision that is there because I want it tested. And the testing sets a precedent” Jagdeo said.He was explaining to members of the press why he decided to adhere to a request for an interview with SOCU last week.“Now that I have gone in although I’m a constitutional post holder and as chairman of the cabinet, I still attended the interview when I could’ve refused it, I expect reciprocity in terms of how Government officials will be treated”  the former President explained.Jagdeo said he was assured by Head of SOCU Sydney James that in spite of Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson sending a statement he will have to attend an interview.Referencing Patterson, the Opposition Leader said “I hope you will do the same thing that I did and that is I informed the press before I went there as I promised at my press conference so they had a nice picture of me going into SOCU”.Moreover, Jagdeo said he also expects that all Cabinet members including President David Granger will visit SOCU since they approved Patterson’s contract when they had no authority to do so. The contract in question was awarded to Dutch company, LievenseCSO, for a feasibility study into the new Demerara River bridge. The Opposition had requested that the Public Procurement Commission investigate the award of the $148 million sole sourced contract.In its report on the matter, the Commission flagged Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson for requesting from Cabinet that the contract be sole sourced, instead of being processed through the Procurement Board as the law says should be done. It was subsequently announced that SOCU would be investigating the contract award. read more

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