Vishal Dadlani had apologized for his tweet
After his comments on Jain Monk Tarun Sagar's address in Haryana assembly, a complaint has been filed against the music composer Vishal Dadlani in Delhi's Shahadra Police station by a member of an organisation called Jain Life on the grounds of hurting religious sentiments. The whole controversy started when Vishal Dadlani, a member of Aam Aadmi Party tweeted against Tarun Sagar's naked appearance in the legislative assembly.
In his tweet, he had questioned his presence in the assembly and described his speech as monkery, which didn't go down too well with the Jain followers and he received a lot of flak for his tweets. His friend and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal too tweeted in support of Jain followers, he tweeted, "Tarun Sagar ji Maharaj is a very reverred saint, not just for Jains but everyone. Those showing disrespect is unfortunate and shud stop", which prompted Vishal to apologise to him - "I’m sorry to have offended you and your beliefs too, Sir. My intent was not to hurt anyone. Spoke without thinking." In no time there was a huge outrage on Twitter and Vishal had to retract his tweet and apologize to everyone.
The Twitter outrage prompted the Sultan music composer to apologize to each and every tweet. He sent a flurry of tweets with apologies and further said he just wanted the people to not support religion in governance. That’s the one thing he stood by in almost every apology, his request to not mix religion with governance. When the outrage started shifting from him to AAP, the party he supports. He quit AAP. In his tweet he said, "It feel bad that I hurt my Jain friends & my friends@ArvindKejriwal & @SatyendarJain .I hereby quit all active political work/affiliation." He later tweeted, "I apologise again, to the Jain Community, & all others offended. But I beg you all not to support religion in governance, for India's sake."
When Jain monk Tarun Sagar was asked for his reaction over Vishal's tweet, he said, "He has a right to differ, criticise. I don't care what people say about me" He further added, "Everyone cannot have the same opinions. Those who are living, are the ones criticised. Even dogs bark when an elephant passes by. The Constitution gives everyone the freedom of speech."
A statement issued by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Anil Jain, who called Vishal Dadlani an Aam Aadmi Party leader said his comments were "indecent, undignified and petty".
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