Jamia Teachers demand criminal defamation suit against Sudarshan TV editor-in-chief

Aug 27, 2020
New Delhi: Jamia Teachers’ Association (JTA) on Thursdy requested the University administration to file criminal defamation suit against Suresh Chavhanke, CMD and Chief Editor of Sudarshan News TV for his ”anti-India and anti-Jamia Millia Islamia” remarks.

”A tweet and a video message have been posted on August 25, 2020 through a twitter handle “@SureshChavhanke” by Suresh Chavhanke who is CMD & Editor-in-Chief of Sudarshan News TV. The tweet and language in the video is antinational accusing the selection process by UPSC in highly objectionable words. It also targets recruitment of Muslims in the Indian Administrative Services and labels them with the word “Jihadi” and dares how any Muslim can become an Indian administrative officer, ”the JTA said in a statement issued by General Secretary Prof Majid Jameel here.

Dragging Jamia’s Residential Coaching Academy into bad light, Suresh Chavhanke called Indian officers selected from Jamia as “Jamia ke Jihadi”. A number of derogatory words have been used by the said CMD of Sudarshan News which openly instigates, spewing venom against fellow citizens, and trying to divide people of India, the JTA said.

The Association said the Chavhanke  tried his best to divide the Indian society on the religious line, and he has tagged the tweet with the twitter handle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RSS hand.

”The PM has taken no action yet in this direction. JTA condemns the said tweet and promotional video in the strongest possible words. JTA requests JMI administration to process the matter for FIR under various sections of IPC and UAPA, and initiate proceedings for criminal defamation cases,” the JTA statement said.

It is worth mentioning that Jamia Millia Islamia stood as number one Central University of the nation in an assessment by the MHRD, but media persons/their masters are using a cruel approach against 100 year old University and the Indians who serve the nation through administrative services, it said.

—India News Stream