Delhi court seeks response from Delhi Police on plea against Suresh Chavhanke

By – Yash Rawat

An urban center|city|metropolis|urban center}|city|metropolis|urban center} court has wanted the response of the Delhi Police on a criminal application against Sudarshan TV president and editor-in-chief Suresh Chavhanke for his alleged hate speech against Muslims at an occasion organized by the ‘Hindu Yuva Vahini’ in Delhi.

The application was filed by Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas, the president of the Welfare Party of the Asian nation and a member of the central consultive council of Jamaat-e-Islami-Hind below Section 156(3) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Chavhanke within the event was seen administering AN oath to a gaggle of individuals to “die for and kill” to create an Asian nation a “Hindu Rashtra” (Hindu nation).

Ilyas claimed that Chavhanke created imputations against the members of the Muslim community as well as statements like “chaar chaar biwiyaan aur chawalis bachhe karke, geographic region par ghazwa-e-hind karne par koi kasar nahi chhodi hai.”

The plea prayed that the suspect should be charged below Sections 153A (promoting enmity between teams and acts detrimental to harmony), 153B (imputations prejudicial to national integration), 295A (deliberate, malicious acts to outrage spiritual feelings), 298 (deliberate vocalization to wound spiritual feelings), 504 (intentional provocation to breach peace), 505 (intent to incite) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian legal code.

Ilyas declared that it’s settled law that anybody will set legal code into motion, and there’s no conception of locus standi in legal code at the stage of providing data in relevancy knowable offenses.

The grievance through advocates town Narula, Tamanna Pankaj, and Priya Vats submitted that despite the accused’s continuous makes an attempt to disturb the peace and harmony, and multiple events of incendiary speeches, no FIR has been registered on the grievance of the somebody and therefore the suspect person haven’t been inactive by the police.

The following reliefs are sought:

1. Direct the SHO, PS Govindpuri to register a primary data Report on the grievance dated twenty five.12.2021 of the candidates alleging commission of offenses below, inter alia, Section 153A/153B/295A/ 298/ 504/ 505/ 506 of the Indian legal code, 1860 and

2. Direct that the investigation into the FIR be monitored by provisioning necessary directions to the SHO to research the matter fairly, properly, ANd impartially after the registration of an FIR, as well as arrest the suspect persons in accordance with the law

In 2020, the Supreme Court had detected a plea against Sudarshan TV for the airing of a broadcast Bindas Bol anchored by Chavahnke that alleged the Muslim community of “UPSC Jihad”.

The show that claimed that there was a conspiracy by Muslims to infiltrate civil services invited a great deal of flak from the Court for showing pictures and news clippings stereotyping Muslims.

In Nov 2020, the Ministry of knowledge and Broadcasting (I&B Ministry), had cautioned Sudarshan News on the program ‘Bindas Bol,’ however allowable the channel to telecast the rest of the episodes of the program subject to appropriate “modifications” and “moderations”.