Take legal action against Sudarshan channel for offensive Jamia promo: Jamia teachers body to university administration


Take legal action against Sudarshan channel for offensive Jamia promo: Jamia teachers body to university administration

Jamia Teachers’ Association requests the university administration to file criminal defamation suit against anti-Indian and anti-Jamia remarks by Suresh Chavhanke, CMD and Chief Editor of Sudarshan News TV.

In a statement issued to the media, JTA secretary Professor Majid Jamil said a tweet and a video message posted on August 25, 2020 through a twitter handle “@SureshChavhanke” by Suresh Chavhanke who is CMD & Editor-in-Chief of Sudarshan News TV has hurt sentiments of Jamia fraternity.

JTA condemns the said tweet and promotional video in the strongest possible words, he said.

JTA said it has requested Jamia administration to process the matter for FIR under various sections of IPC and UAPA, and initiate proceedings for criminal defamation cases. “It is worth mentioning that Jamia stood as number one Central University of the nation in an assessment by the MHRD. JTA thanks all who stand in solidarity with fellow Indians and believe in the constitution of India,” he said.

“The tweet and language in the video is anti-national accusing the selection process by UPSC in highly objectionable words. It also targets recruitment of Muslims in the Indian Administrative Services and labels them and dares how any Muslim can become an Indian administrative officer.

“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. He tried his best to divide the Indian society on the religious line,”  said JTA.