FIR against Om Puri for insulting Jawans, actor later apologizes

A complaint has been lodged against veteran actor Om Puri for disrespecting Indian Jawans. During a TV debate, Om Puri made a derogatory comment on the Indian forces, he said, ”Who had asked the soldiers to join the army? Who told them to pick the weapons?

Do you want India-Pakistan enmity to turn like Israel and Palestine, and fight for ages? India is home to crores of Muslims, there is no point in proving them for war. Several Indians have their relatives staying across the border and vice-versa, how can they fight a war with their cross-border families?” 

Soon after his comment, he was trolled on social media and was highly slammed. Following his comment, a complaint has been filed against Om Puri at the Andheri Police Station in Mumbai by one Prithvi Maske, the president of a local organisation. The complainant has demanded to register an FIR against him for sedition under section 124 (A) of the IPC as Om Puri has insulted the Indian Army and the nation.

Following so much hullabaloo, the actor on the same TV show, today said that he is embarrassed over his comment and he apologizes for his harsh words.

"I am very embarrassed at what I said and I deserve punishment, not forgiveness. I first apologise to his (a Uri attack martyr) family, if at all they will forgive me, I apologise to the whole country, the army. I know its not justified that you say so much and then think a sorry will make it right...

"I am guilty and I deserve a punishment. I want to be tried by the army, I should be court martialled. I want a constructive punishment. The army should teach me how to use weapons and send me on the same site where that brave man was sacrificed himself for the country. I dont want to be forgiven. I am pleading to the nation I want to be punished."