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Looks Like India Is 100% Crime-Free Because The Cops Are After A Snapchat Filter Again

Mumbai cyber police have filed an FIR over a dog filter on Narendra Modi's face.

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On July 12, All India Bakchod uploaded this meme imagining PM Narendra Modi with Snapchat's wildly popular and much-loved dog filter on his face.

Soon enough, the comedy collective was attacked by BJP followers for disrespecting the prime minister.

The meme was thereafter taken down.

After this, Congress supporters got mad at them for taking the tweet down.

Members of AIB Tanmay Bhat and Rohan Joshi tweeted about how ridiculous the entire situation felt.

And lots of people on Twitter supported them.

However, some users tagged Mumbai Police asking them to take action against the group, and the police forwarded the complaint to the cyber-police station.

@Reetesh777 Thank you for bringing this to our notice.We are forwarding this to the cyber police station.

Today, a first information report was registered by the Mumbai Police under section 500 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code, and section 67 of the Information Technology Act (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form).

It is still unclear whether the FIR has been filed against an individual or against AIB as a whole.
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It is still unclear whether the FIR has been filed against an individual or against AIB as a whole.

In May last year, an FIR was filed against Bhat for making jokes about Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar on his Snapchat story.

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BuzzFeed reached out to Bhat and to Mumbai cyber police, but both declined to comment.

Also, it's not even the first time a world leader has had a Snapchat filter on their face.

View this video on YouTube

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Clearly, we're living in a dystopian future where Snapchat filters make national headlines, and humour doesn't have a place. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Contact Sonia Mariam Thomas at Sonia.thomas@buzzfeed.com.

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