Did Sudarshan TV boss call for attacks on Hajj pilgrims?


Sudarshan TV chief, Suresh Chavhanke, has called for attacks on Hajj pilgrims understandably to avenge the terror attack on Amarnath yatris earlier this month.

In his tweet posted on Monday morning, Chavhanke said, “The flights for Islam’s pious Hajj pilgrimage have started. No power in the world can cause any disruption here. Hindus must look for weaknesses within them.”

Chavhanke’s tweet is being viewed as a tacit call for bloodshed of Muslim pilgrims along the lines of what happened to Amarnath yatris in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag, where at least seven pilgrims had been killed by terrorists.

Thanks to the presence of mind shown by the bus driver, Salim Shaikh, that he was able to save the lives of at least 50 Hindu pilgrims. Both governments in Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat had announced financial rewards for Salim.

Chavhanke was earlier booked for rape charges after one of his former employees filed an FIR with the Uttar Pradesh police in Noida.

In November last year, a former female employee of the RSS leaning Sudarshan News Network had alleged that Chavhanke raped and molested her besides indulging in criminal intimidation.

In April this year, he was also arrested for fanning communal tension under various sections of IPC including those dealing with promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth and over content to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public and other sections.