Twitterati have exploded in anger demanding the arrest of Sudarshan TV owner Suresh Chavhanke for his hate speech aimed at Rajasthan’s Meena community. Activists have urged the Rajasthan government to immediately arrest Chavhanke under the SC/ST Act.
A letter from Rashtriya Lok Dal party to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot read, “Dear sir, I’m pained to inform you that Meena community belongs to Schedule Tribe in Rajasthan. Targeting them, Sudarshan TV owner Suresh Chavhanke said that ‘He will say Meena but it should be understood as kameena (son of a beitch)’… You are quested to act against hatemonger Suresh Chavhanke under the SC/ST act.”
The controversy was triggered by a viral video that showed a group of people bringing down a saffron flag, which was placed atop Amagarh fort in Jaipur. What angered the Hindutva brigade was the fact that independent MLA Ramkesh Meena was reportedly present when the saffron flag was brought down.
Meena was later quoted as saying that the Amagargh fort was a prominent monument of the Meena community, adding that some anti-social elements had made a desperate attempt to hoist the saffron flag here.
Chavhanke broadcast a full programmeon his TV channel targeting the Meena community. He said that those a Meena could not be ‘kameena’ while a ‘kameena’ could not be Meena.
His hate speech prompted netizens to demand his arrest with hashtag #ArrestSureshChavhanke becoming a top national trend.
Sir @ashokgehlot51 Suresh Chavhanke has been continuously insulting the community by making objectionable remarks on the Meena Tribe.
Why are you silent ?#ArrestSureshChavhanke pic.twitter.com/LjVAbTYqFD
— Gaurav Kumar Meena ???????? (@Imgauravmeena) July 28, 2021
— Rofl Gandhi 2.0 ???????? (@RoflGandhi02) July 28, 2021
Only in India a potential terrorist like Suresh Chavanke runs a news channel just because he spread Anti-Muslim hatred day & night in the name of Journalism.
— Faisal Nadeem (@FaisalNadeemAMU) July 28, 2021
For peace in the country it is necessary to send terrorist Suresh Chavhanke to jail.
— SHIPRA MOHSIN (@ShipraMohsin) July 28, 2021
Someone tell this idiot that spreading hate and abusing for the sake of TRP is not journalism. He should be immediately arrested for his derogatory comments on meena tribe of Rajasthan. pic.twitter.com/rin8trmC6v
— Radha Mohan Meena (@rmeena884) July 28, 2021
Chvahanke is notorious for peddling fake news and promoting communalism through hsi routine Islamophobia. But, this time he’s landed himself in a spot of bother by abusing the Meena community.