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The Supreme Court with over 60,000 pending cases, on Friday obsessively heard not one but two cases targeting Suresh Chavhanke in two different benches prejudicially branding him a ‘serial offender’ of ‘hate speech’ demanding severe action and arrest. The Supreme Court generally zealously protects the free speech of television channels, newspapers, writers, journalists, politicians, activists, etc. routinely abusing Hinduism, Hindu Gods and Goddesses, and even dubious secessionist elements raising slogans to break the country apart in smithereens.
The present Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud had even very famously remarked in 2018 while dealing with the case of provocative seditious hate speeches given at the Elgaar Parishad by Maoists and jihadis that resulted in deadly riots at Bhima Koregaon as mere ‘dissent and safety valve of democracy’.
Well, then what is it about Suresh Chavhanke and Sudarshan News that rankles two different benches of the Supreme Court so much that it wants to even waive the general settled rule of discouraging baseless arrests? Let us examine the cases in question against Suresh Chavhanke which makes the Supreme Court get more worked up against him than the jihadi, Maoist terrorists.
DECEMBER 2021 HATE SPEECH CASE AGAINST SURESH CHAVHANKE
The Supreme court bench of CJI DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha was hearing a contempt petition filed by Tushar Gandhi, controversial great-grandson of MK Gandhi, claiming a delay in action by the Delhi Police against people who gave alleged ‘hate’ speeches with ‘call for violence’ at the purported ‘Dharam Sansad’ on 19th December 2021 in violation of the directions given by the Supreme Court in the 2018 judgement of Tehseen Poonawala case.
CJI Chandradchud on Friday rapped the Delhi Police for a five months delay in filing the FIR in the matter on 4th May 2022. The CJI bench also wanted to know why no chargesheet has been filed and no arrests made in the matter till now.
Notably, Suresh Chavhanke, the Editor in Chief of Sudarshan News attended a Hindu Yuva Vahini program on 19th December 2021 in Govindpuri, Delhi where he reportedly took an oath for a Hindu Rashtra in the name of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj for protecting Dharma and propagating the traditional values and culture of Hinduism. This Hindu Yuva Vahini program has been repeatedly misreported as Dharma Sansad to evoke the equivalence of speeches made at Haridwar in 2022 January.
In any case, the Delhi Police after careful examination of the videotapes and materials available in the public domain had given an Affidavit to the Supreme Court in April 2022 that no criminal offence is made out in the speeches made in Delhi ‘Dharam Sansad’ on 19th December 2021. The Delhi Police reportedly said in the Affidavit in April last year, “After a deep inquiry and evaluation of the contents of the video, police did not find any substance in the videos as per the allegations levelled by the complainants. In the video clip of the Delhi incident, there is no utterance against any particular section. Hence, after inquiry and evaluation of the alleged video clip, it was concluded that the alleged speech did not disclose any hate words against a particular community as alleged or otherwise.” The Delhi Police had also informed the court that all complaints are now closed.
The Supreme Court then upset with the Delhi Police’s statement directed further investigations into the matter and file a FIR. So, the Delhi Police instead of standing its ground, after a month on 5th May 2022 filed a FIR in the case and Suresh Chavhanke was made an accused and charged under Sections 153A, 295A, 298 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code for purported ‘hate speech’. Well, if the hate speech did not exist in the original videos and materials examined till April 2022, from where does this new hate speech emerge? It seems more like a case of Delhi Police trying to create an imaginary offence to satisfy the outraged sentiments of the Supreme Court and not based on evidence and facts.
So, why is the Supreme Court ceding to the demands of leftists and anti-Hindu activists like Tushar Gandhi to somehow nail Suresh Chavhanke? Pertinently, the contempt hearing was reportedly held without even issuing a notice to Suresh Chavhanke to make his representation and give his statement in the matter to defend himself.
The CJI bench has now ordered that the Delhi Police should file the progress report in the case since May 2022 within two weeks and also take appropriate action to file a chargesheet in the matter.
The above case indicates a witch-hunt against Suresh Chavhanke where the Supreme Court wants to create a non-existent offence to satisfy agenda driven petitioners and sit in judgement of that imaginary offence. As it tries to allude that taking an oath for a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ on Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj as a ‘hate speech’ and ‘call for violence’. The Delhi Police had clearly stated in its earlier Affidavit that no call for violence against any religious community was made by Suresh Chavhanke nor were any weapons brandished in the 19th December 2021 program.
DOUBLE STANDARDS OF THE SUPREME COURT ON HATE SPEECH
Notably, the test of hate speech meriting an offence has always been stressed by the Supreme Court as a call for violence in the speech and any consequent violence or riots resulting due to the concerned hate speech. In Suresh Chavhanke’s matter none seems to be the case, yet the Supreme Court in its urge to satisfy its own woke ‘minority’ appeasement wants to curb the fundamental right to free speech and right to life and liberty of Suresh Chavhanke by berating the Delhi Police to make arrests and file chargesheet.
The same Court is blissfully not bothered about the venomous hate speeches by Akbaruddin Owaisi, Waris Pathan, Amanatullah Khan, Mohammed Zubair, Munnavar Rana, Tauqeer Raza Khan, Sharjeel Imam, Tasleem Rahmani, Maulana Sajid Rashid, Ilyas Sharafuddin, Zakir Naik, Prof. Ratan Lal, Saba Naqvi, Arfa Khanum Sherwani, Rana Ayyub, etc. the list is endless and can be a topic for an article dedicated for the same.
Mohammed Zubair’s tweets resulted in unleashing a bloodthirsty riotous ‘Sar Tan Se Juda’ mob all over India and a series of gory beheadings and killings for so-called ‘blasphemy’ of Khaniya Lal, Umesh Kolhe, etc. Ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma was forced to go into hiding from public life due to the bloodcurdling jihadi mobs wanting to behead her, and gangrape Nupur Sharma and her entire family. Yet the Supreme Court was not bothered to demand Mohammed Zubair’s arrest nor curb his Alt News from manufacturing fake news against Hindus inciting Muslims on a routine basis. In fact, Nupur Sharma was blamed for the jihadi beheadings and Sar Tan Se Juda mobs by the Supreme Court justifying the beheadings of Hindus as ‘emotional reactions’! There are no orders by the Supreme Court to arrest Tasleem Rahmani the original offender who insulted the Shivling found at the Gyanvapi Masjid as some ‘fountain’ which provoked Nupur Sharma to cite Islamic Hadiths about Mohammed and Ayesha’s relationship in a TV debate.
BUNCH OF HATE SPEECH CASES IN THE SUPREME COURT
Another bench of Supreme Court comprising Justices KM Joseph and BV Nagarathna on Friday heard a bunch of “Hate Speech” petitions against UPSC Jihad program of Sudarshan News, Corona Jihad- a term gaining currency in the wake of an irresponsible meeting of Superspreader Tablighi Jamaat Markaz in Delhi, Dharam Sansad speeches and petition seeking general directions against hate speech.
Notably, no notice was issued to Suresh Chavhanke or Sudarshan News while hearing the matter and Justice KM Joseph reportedly singled out Suresh Chavhanke and castigated him as a ‘serial offender’ and condemned him without even hearing his side of the story. Thus violating a basic cardinal principle of natural justice.
UPSC Jihad Case
It is pertinent that the content of Sudarshan News’ UPSC Jihad program was based on systematic factual research and data which is neither refuted nor challenged by the petitioners in the Supreme Court. The program was targeted because it exposed the meticulous design of Islamists to invade the elite Union Public Service Commission, for jihadist-friendly administration in pursuance of the Ghazwa e Hind goal of Pakistan.
UPSC Jihad program troubled the Islamophilic judiciary, politicians, authors, and ‘intelligentsia’ so much that the program series was aborted by the Supreme Court. The general refrain, ‘Hinduism is not so weak to crumble under criticism’ offered by the Indian judiciary to curb action against hate speech denigrating Hindus/ Hinduism, is given a miss when it comes to Islam. In any case, the UPSC Jihad program did not exhort people to kill Muslims or attack Muslims, it only highlighted the national security threat posed by the Zakat Foundation funded by terror-linked organisations systematically planting Muslims in the UPSC.
Notably, in September 2021 a viral video surfaced which showed a Muslim IAS officer converting Hindus and urging Muslims to convert the whole world to Islam. IAS officer named Mohammad Iftikaruddin was seen in an undated video in his capacity as Kanpur Zone Commissioner holding meetings at his official residence to fan Islamist sentiments and promote conversions. When the video surfaced Mohammad Iftikharuddin was serving as the Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. So, UPSC Jihad is not quite a figment of imagination.
UPSC Jihad program of Sudarshan News also tested the exalted freedom of press guaranteed by the Constitution of India under Article 19 (1) (a). While Zakir Naik’s speeches have been proven to instigate jihadi terrorism in Bangladesh and India, he has never been brought to justice. Zakir Naik, in his speeches, freely available on the internet, not only openly abuses Hindu Gods and Goddesses but also admits with impunity, “the Quran says wherever you find a Kafir (Hindu) kill him”.
The Supreme Court is neither worried about Akbaruddin Owaisi being let off scot-free by a Special Sessions Judge of Hyderabad in Telangana for a venomous speech that instigated Muslims of India to kill all Hindus. He very infamously asked the police to step aside for 15 minutes and claimed 25 crore Muslims will wipe out the 100 crore Hindus in just 15 minutes. He also abused Lord Rama and his mother Devi Kaushalya which caused a huge public uproar. The internet is flooded with videos of the aforementioned hate speech of Akbaruddin Owaisi given to a large thunderous cheering Muslim crowd. Now for the Indian judiciary, this is not evidence of hate speech, but Suresh Chavhanke exposing UPSC Jihad in his TV news channel is ‘hate speech’.
Justice Joseph further reportedly asked the government law officer, ASG KM Natraj, why exemplary fines are not slapped on TV channels like Sudarshan News to make it economically unviable. Wow! So, now we have the custodians of Free Speech literally demanding to throttle free press, just because it does not pander to Islamophilia. Justice Joseph then reportedly stated that news anchors like Suresh Chavhanke should be removed and their speeches should be edited out and not broadcast! The bench then asked the Centre to frame special laws to curb hate speech.
GROSS ABUSE OF JUDICIAL PROCESS TO TARGET HINDUS
We therefore now have a system where the judicial process is abused to scuttle free speech of Hindus, kill free media which exposes jihadist conspiracies, and air factual incidents of jihadi attacks seeking justice for Hindu victims. Free media is the fourth pillar of democracy, but it seems that only media which spews venom against Hindus or Hinduism is regarded as ‘objective media’.
Pertinently, the Supreme Court has not once, but three times refused to bring to justice the jihadi terrorists responsible for the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley in 1989-90. It has consistently refused to appoint a SIT to book the perpetrators of the most horrific organised ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Hindus in the history of independent India. Justice DY Chandrachud was part of all three benches hearing the petitions made by the victim Kashmiri Pandits seeking justice from the Supreme Court which was dismissed with the reasoning that the cases are ‘27 years old and no fruitful purpose would emerge as evidence is unlikely to be available at this late juncture’.
Well, the same Supreme Court in 2018 right after dismissing the original petition of Kashmiri Pandits in 2017, asked the Centre to form a SIT to book the guilty in the 1984 Sikh riots, after a lapse of 34 years! The Supreme Court here grandly overlooked its own yardstick of ‘unlikely evidence to be available at this last juncture’ which it used in the Kashmiri Hindu victims case.
Recently too, the Supreme Court hastily stayed the eviction of encroachers on Railway land in Haldwani, due to dramatic organised religious protests by illegal Muslim occupants demanding the right to encroach government land. The same Supreme Court is not moved to take up the case of distraught Kashmiri Hindus protesting for the past seven months seeking safe postings in Kashmir or Jammu due to targeted killings in the Valley by Jihadi terrorists. The Jammu and Kashmir administration recently ordered to stop payment of salaries to the hapless Kashmiri Pandits if they do not rejoin service at the risky postings in remote areas of Kashmir where they have become sitting ducks for the jihadi terrorists openly declaring to kill all Hindus in the Valley. Of course, for the Supreme Court, the terrorized and impoverished Kashmiri Pandit families simply do not exist!
Well, clearly Hindu lives do not matter to the apex court of India headed by CJI, DY Chandrachud whose woke liberalism others the Hindu community as a ‘majority’ whose freedom of speech and even right to life is subject to the ‘minority’ leftist, jihadi and evangelist sensibilities.
By the way, the Supreme Court also seems to be least concerned about the brazen overawing of the judiciary by the TMC-affiliated Calcutta High Court Bar Association. TMC lawyers associated with the Bar threatened Justice Rajashekar Mantha, abstained from all proceedings in his court, and even shut him out of court no.13; all because he granted protection from arrest to BJP MLA Suvendhu Adhikari who defeated Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram. This is not the first time Judges of Calcutta High Court are being harassed by TMC goons for non-favourable judgements.
It will not be an exaggeration to conclude that Sudarshan News and its Editor in Chief Suresh Chavhanke are surely marked out to be cancelled and incarcerated just for daring to take on jihadist ideology and Islamist supremacy.
The lady of justice clearly seems to be not blind and suggests, ‘show me the man and I will show you the crime.’
Article authored by Gayatri N.
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