‘Supreme Court Partial to Muslims’: Suresh Chavhanke’s Supporters Attack Observations on Hate Speech ( The Wire )

In a demonstration at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar on February 5, supporters of the Sudarshan TV head said that the Supreme Court's critical observations on his 2021 public exhortation to “die for and kill” to make India a “Hindu nation" was "legal harassment".

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Screengrab from a video shared on Twitter, showing attendees at the rally at Jantar Mantar holding placards in support of Suresh Chavhanke.

New Delhi: At a demonstration at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on February 5, supporters of Sudarshan TV head and Hindutva activist Suresh Chavhanke said that the Supreme Court’s critical observations on his 2021 public exhortation to “die for and kill” to make India a “Hindu nation” was “unnecessary legal harassment”. They also accused the top court of favouring Muslims.

Chavhanke’s hate speech at an event organised by the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a Hindutva group formed by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath in 2002, had been criticised by the Supreme Court in April last year. The court had also pulled up Delhi Police for its affidavit which had initially concluded that “no hate speech was made at the event.”

Police also initially said that the gathering was made of people motivated to “save the ethics of their community.”

Administering an ‘oath’ to the audience at the event, Chavhanke had said:

If needed, we will kill and get killed for it. But we will declare the country a Hindu nation at any cost. May our ancestors and deities give us the power to achieve our goal.”

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