ICC apologises for tweet on PM Modi and rape convict Asaram

ICC Twitter account gets allegedly hacked; gets hilariously trolled

While ICC quoted the tweet and wrote, "Narayan, Narayan..." Many Twitter users questioned the ICC's stand on Indian politics and who was handling its official Twitter handle.

But the Twitterati quickly hit back at the Congress with many posting photographs of Congress leaders with convicted criminals. The world cricketing body is supposed to post the updates only related to cricket and the social media was shocked to see such an update from them.

It was not clear how the post had come to be shared via the ICC's official account, but the tweet was soon deleted and an apology followed.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also expressed its dismay at the faux pas. "This is unfortunate that an objectionable post has been attributed to the ICC official social media account".

Asaram will be in prison till his natural death, the court pronounced, convicting him under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Juvenile Justice Act.

Asaram was accused of raping the girl, who was studying at the his ashram at Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh. Special judge Madhusudan Sharma's verdict, which comes as the debate over sexual violence, particularly the rape of minors, intensifies across the country, was read out in the Jodhpur Central Jail where 77-year-old Asaram has been kept for over four years.

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