A social activist from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in a district court against former Indian cricketer and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, cricketers Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, actor Aamir Khan, and others, accusing them of promoting gambling.
In the petition submitted to the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court, Tammanah Hashmi asserted that these sportsmen and actors are misleading the youth. He claimed that they ate tempting the youth to participate in gambling through various online games related to the IPL.
“They are misleading the youths of the country and forcing them to get involved in gambling. They are luring them with attractive prizes but it can also make a youth become addicted to gambling.”
He further added,
“The cricket and film icons are promoting various gaming shows and encouraging people to make teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Some of them have won the prizes but it also has consequences of people becoming addicted to gambling as well.”
The subsequent hearing of this case is scheduled on April 22, 2023. Hashmi has also filed several PILs earlier against eminent personalities on various issues.
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