‘Dadri Accused Given Tiranga Too’: Twitter After Farmer Kin Booked

Twitter points out that the Dadri lynching accused too was draped in the national flag but no case was registered.

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The mother and brother of deceased Uttar Pradesh farmer Balvinder Singh have been booked on charges of disrespecting the national flag after they allegedly draped Singh in the Tricolour during his funeral procession on Wednesday, 3 February.

After the Uttar Pradesh police booked the family of farmer Balvinder Singh, whose dead body was draped in a national flag on 3 February after he died in an accident at the Ghazipur farmers protest site, Twitter users pointed out that no FIR was lodged when the national flag was draped on the dead body of the Dadri lynching accused in 2016.

In October 2016, when the accused in the Dadri lynching case, Ravin Sisodia, had died, the residents of Bisada village had draped his dead body in the national flag. At that time, the police had said they would investigate the matter to find out whether any disrespect was shown to the national flag and take legal action. However, no FIR appears to have been registered in the case yet.

‘Same Violation, Different Treatment’: Twitter Reacts

As soon as the news was out, Twitter was quick to point out that no case was registered in a lynching case where the accused’s, Ravin Sisodia, family had draped him in the national flag. Sisodia, who died of dengue back in October 2016, was accused of the murder of Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri. The incident took place on 28 September 2015.

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