by Muslim Mirror Staff
In an apparent display of defiance against the Supreme Court’s crackdown on provocative speech, Sudarshan TV’s controversial anchor Suresh Chavhanke delivered yet another communally charged speech at a recent event in Greater Noida.
The event, hosted by 26-year-old self-styled Dharmatama Dhirendra Shastri from Madhya Pradesh, saw Chavhanke targeting religious matters, particularly Muslim places of worship.
During the event, Chavhanke made inflammatory remarks, invoking historical references and glorifying the idea of establishing a Hindu Rashtra, or Hindu Nation.
He referred to a song that celebrated the alleged “liberation” of two prominent temples – Mathura and Kashi, and connected it to the controversial issue of the Babri Masjid, stating, “Maharajji resolved to bring the idols of Mathura to the mosque of Agra.”
The crowd at the event appeared to be receptive to Chavhanke’s rhetoric, actively participating when he asked, “Will we or won’t we?!” and responding enthusiastically in support.
It’s worth noting that this is not the first time Suresh Chavhanke has courted controversy with his inflammatory speeches.
Two years ago, Chavhanke faced legal action when an FIR (First Information Report) was registered against him for pledging to establish a Hindu Rashtra.
Despite facing potential consequences, Chavhanke publicly boasted about the incident at the recent conference, stating, “Even if I am hanged, I will not take back my words.”
During his speech, Chauhan questioned whether advocating for a Hindu Rashtra could be considered “hate speech,” and sarcastically referred to it as “pet speech,” possibly hinting at the Supreme Court’s recent scrutiny on the matter.
Authorities are yet to respond officially to Chavhanke’s recent speech, and the incident is likely to spark debates on the balance between freedom of expression and maintaining social harmony in India.