Vishal Dadlani booked for his sarcastic 'monkery' tweet on Jain guru Tarun Sagar

A FIR has been filed against music director Vishal Dadlani over his sarcastic tweet on Jain religious leader Tarun Sagar's address to the Haryana Assembly, reported CNN - NEWS18. Dadlani's tweet mocking the Jain monk attracted several brickbats from across the social media and political leaders, so much so that he quit politics.

Celebrity supporter of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Dadlani, on Saturday, had severed ties with the party's political work, saying he "made a mistake by offending the peaceful Jain community" after his tweet on the monk created controversy. The Haryana government had invited the Jain monk, who appeared in nude, to deliver a lecture 'Kadve Vachan' in the Assembly on Friday. A day later, Dadlani in a tweet termed Tarun Sagar's speech as "monkery". However, that particular tweet was later removed.

Dadlani had later apologised to the Jain monk as well. But here is what Tarun Sagar had to say:

Tarun Sagar told ANI, "I don't think he knows anything about Jainism or our beliefs. Also, the question of apology doesn't arise as I am not angry with him in the first place."

The esteemed Digambar Jain guru Tarun Sagar sat on a dais and spoke of the marriage between dharma and politics, terrorism and female foeticide.

The music composer decided to air his opinion on the Jain guru via the social media site, mocking the fact that the spiritual leader gave the speech in the nude. He used the hashtag #NoKachcheDin along with the tweet, which has now been deleted following the outrage. Furthermore, Dadlani also criticised people for "defending the monk's colossal idiocy".

Vishal Dadlani booked for his sarcastic monkery tweet on Jain guru Tarun Sagar

Vishal Dadlani's tweet that was later deleted.

Dadlani's botheration being: "Inclusion of religion in governance and 'saints' in Parliament", which a Twitter user clarified, saying that it was legislative assembly and not Parliament. He tried to counter every criticism that he invited.

He further apologised justifying his intent:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had disapproved his remark, saying, "Tarun Sagarji Maharaj is a very revered saint, not just for Jains but everyone and those showing disrespect is unfortunate and should stop", while Delhi PWD Minister Satyendar Jain sought "kshama" from him on behalf of his music composer "friend".

Dadlani has been responding to every tweet over his remark and apologising profusely. He further announced that he will be quitting from politics.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Aug 29, 2016 15:23:36 IST

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