After FIR on AIB’s meme for PM Modi, Twitterati bombard Mumbai Police with sarcastic tweets

After AIB deleted PM Modi's meme with the Snapchat dog filter, Twitterati came together to stand up against the FIR lodged against the comedy group. Celebrities such as Vishal Dadlani and Vir Das also raised their voice on Twitter.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 15, 2017 8:05 pm
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It was supposed to be just another amusing post for AIB when they shared a funny meme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but things went haywire when an FIR was filed against the comedy group. The meme in question, was a picture of PM Modi with Snapchat’s dog filter along with a photo of his lookalike staring into his phone. Posted with the hashtag ‘wanderlust’, apparently the post was trying to take a dig at the Prime Minister for his foreign visits.

Strangely enough, the post rubbed a few bhakts the wrong way. And if that wasn’t enough, a debate sparked on social media with the co-founder Tanmay Bhat tweeting out his thoughts after being hit by a barrage of trolls on Twitter.

Not only did people take offence, they put pressure on Mumbai police to file an FIR against the group for hurting sentiments and to delete the post.

By Thursday evening, the post was taken down. Bhatt later tweeted: “PS: Will continue making jokes. And deleting if necessary. And making jokes again. And Apologizing if necessary. Don’t care what you think.”

No sooner had he tweeted this, Twitterati came together to stand up against the FIR lodged for a simple Snapchat filter on Facebook. Amongst them, a lot of celebrities also raised their voice. Music composer Vishal Dadlani tweeted, “Rape? No action. Murder? No action. Cow-terrorism? No action. Snapchat!??? Immediate FIR! Gotta love India’s kanoon-vyavastha.” Comedian-actor Vir Das wrote: “Sigh! I promise you Modi will not be upset by an internet meme. He’s busy. He’s Prime minister of India, not president of America.”

Meanwhile, another user wrote, “How can adding a Snapchat filter result in police complaint is mind boggling. Next, FIR on photoshopping any image?”

Here are some reactions of people on Twitter that you must read.

What are your thoughts on the FIR filed for the meme? Tell us in the comments below.

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    Namrata Lonkar
    Jul 17, 2017 at 1:53 pm
    Wish there comes a day when not only our politicians but entire nation learns to take sarcasm cheerfully. The Prime Minister is leader of our country, but a public figure nevertheless. I'm sure Mr. Modi has enough on his plate and a quip like this won't offend his image, much less his sentiments. All cheers and support to AIB !
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      Santosh Durugkar
      Jul 16, 2017 at 9:43 am
      Bad thing for democracy
      1. G
        Jul 16, 2017 at 9:13 am
        Well done Tanmay. Support you
        1. D
          Jul 16, 2017 at 8:26 am
          Sangh Parivar and the BJP government will burn India and will make Pakistan and China's dream come true. True Indian will never support the BJP and Sangh Parivar. Beware before India becomes Somalia.
          1. A
            Jul 16, 2017 at 1:43 pm
            Real Fact!! Support your view.
          2. D
            Jul 16, 2017 at 8:23 am
            AIB’s meme or anyone who takes a jibe at our beloved PM must be lynched and hanged directly. How can anyone compare Modi with the dog and insult the Dog? The Dog is a faithful animal and the Sanghis are never faithful to their country or religion. They have a history of betrayal, they were informers to the British Raj, At present Modi is a CIA agent and hence his entry ban in US revoked and other facilities provided by the CIA. The visit to Israel was also one coveted step. The trade with China was boosted and you see the Chinese threatening India. The number of infiltration by the terrorist and killing of Indian soldiers are all time high. All Beef exports with the Sanghis. Yet they blame other community for Beef consumption. Manuwadi Sanghis are brain washing foolish Hindus to join the bad-wagon and create an atmosphere of intolerance and hatred all over. The South Indians who were using their brain before but some of them are getting wooed in the name of Hindutva and joining RSS.
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              Sunanda Raj
              Jul 16, 2017 at 8:05 am
              The post of PM is very honorable and responsible, represent India in the world. So making it a part of joke or indirectly teasing is very offensive. By doing these cheap jokes with intention to bullying PM to get cheap publicity is very offensive, can cause severe harm to image of India, the world would think even Indians can't respect their own dignity culture, so cheap mentality without self respect. If Tanmay Bhat would be korean, and have made such things on North Korean president. I am sure, he would be killed brutally immediatly as punishment.
              1. H
                Jul 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm
                Is India more powerful than America? Modi has got status bigger than Trump? Those people f ck with trump every single day. Don't believe? Go check - The daily show or Last week tonight. You'll get the idea. So what's the image of America now? It's still on top, not giving any about what others think and trust me, there's no complaint against those people by trump. That's true democracy and people have rights to express their feelings - good or bad. India? Is a joke in itself - We're going backwards. You think a joke on Modi will ruin India's image, but how about the incidents of Rape, Murders and Cow terrorism - as mentioned in this article? Kim Jong has got the power, but you think people are happy? Because they are not allowed to speak anything against him? But I guess that is what people like you want India to become. Just few bhakts with no brains.
                1. A
                  Jul 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm
                  I agree with your view point of PM post is honorable and responsible. But the person sitting there is the master mind of Gujarat genocide in the name of religion and now he is trying the same all over India. Do you support such a person to be in the Honorable position of being the PM of India? Not him nor his ideology is ing to the post of PM.
                2. R
                  Jul 16, 2017 at 1:56 am
                  India is going to the dogs.. by way of cows and bhakts! There is no longer a civil discussion or action on issues that matter (uninterrupted power, clean water, corruption, air pollution, female eman tion, equal opportunity - to name just a few) but instead the energy and focus is completely on D-R-A-M-A and creating hype around the notion that Modi is God. My country has completely lost its way.
                  1. B
                    Jul 16, 2017 at 1:55 am
                    Get some sense dude aib. He is a prime minister not tuchha celebrities whom u can make fun of,.. u should b sorry for insulting such a dedicated minister. Show respect to the nation
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                      Dawlat Singh
                      Jul 16, 2017 at 3:27 pm
                      When the same BJP leaders were abusing MMS where were you . MMS too was PM and learned one. that time no one said anything and these BJP leaders were abusing him publicly in speeches . Now this feku is dedicated minister and should be shown respect. Height of Hypocrisy
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