Jamia Teachers’ Association has requested the University administration to file a criminal defamation suit against the Chief Editor of Sudarshan News TV, Suresh Chavhanke for his anti-Indian and anti-JMI remarks. Moreover, calling Jamia as “Jamia ke Jihadi”.
A tweet and a video message have been posted on August 25 by the Twitter handle of Suresh Chavhanke. In the video, Chavhanke can be heard accusing the selection process of UPSC in highly objectional words.
लोकतंत्र के सबसे महत्वपूर्ण स्तंभ कार्यपालिका के सबसे बड़े पदों पर मुस्लिम घुसपैठ का पर्दाफ़ाश.
— Suresh Chavhanke “Sudarshan News” (@SureshChavhanke) August 25, 2020
“It is worth mentioning that Jamia Millia Islamia stood as number one Central University of the nation in an assessment by the MHRD and media persons/their masters are using a cruel approach against 100-year-old University and the Indians who serve the nation through administrative services. JTA thanks all who stand in solidarity with fellow Indians and believe in the constitution of India”, JTA secretary Majid Jamil said in the press release.
The press release also states that the video targets the recruitment of Muslims in the Indian Administrative Services and labels them with the word “Jihadi”. Dragging Jamia’s Residential Coaching Academy into bad light, Suresh Chavhanke called Indian officers selected from Jamia as “Jamia ke Jihadi”.
Several derogatory words have been used by the CMD of Sudarshan News which openly instigates, spewing venom against fellow citizens, and trying to divide people of India. He tried his best to divide the Indian society on the religious line, the release further stated.
JTA has requested JMI administration to process the matter for FIR under various sections of IPC and UAPA. It also demanded proceedings for criminal defamation case.
Jamia Millia Islamia’s Residential Coaching Academy provides free coaching to civil services aspirants. This facility is exclusively open for candidates belonging to minority, Scheduled Caste, and Scheduled Tribe category. Women candidates are also eligible to avail of this opportunity in which Jamia offers free coaching along with hostel facility.