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A Twitter account called ‘Hindutva Watch’ which reports on incidents of hate crimes and hate speeches by right wing groups reported that a new strategy is being adopted by the RW-groups. They have started muting live streams of their events whenever any objectionable comment is being made which could land them into trouble and invite legal action. Many such events are being held by far-right organizations and groups from time to time in various cities of the country. The speakers often make inflammatory and hateful remarks which get record on their own live stream or gets recorded from someone in the audience and gets circulated over social media. It is meant to perpetrate and further disseminate their vile comments amongst Hindus but these videos also catch the attention of rights groups and individuals fighting for rights of minorities and they raise their voice in protest, with many filing complaints against them as well.
Presumably, it is to avoid any such action, that these groups have started this new approach of muting their videos in places were controversial and communalist comments are made to avoid penal action.
An example of one such incident was posted by Hindutva Watch where Sudarshan News Editor-in-Chief was speaking at Hindu Janajagruti Samiti event held in Jalgaon, Maharashtra on December 25. However, despite the muting, the rest of the speech is as abhorrent and inflammatory and every sentence spoken by Chavhanke is an offence under the Indian Penal Code. He has not only made comments against the festival of Christmas being secularly celebrated in the country but has also made objectionable remarks about Muslim women. He makes baseless allegations against madrassas and made false and baseless claims about forced religious conversions in Jalgaon.
The entire transcript of the 9-minute-long video posted on twitter, wherein Chavhanke makes a speech in Hindi, can be read here:
“Today’s program is not just being seen by Hindu lions and lionesses in the audience but is also being viewed by some pigs”.
“I can see some of them standing atop buildings, some welding caps (then goes on mute).. From Jalgaon to Khandwa if you take a train, you can see land has been captured, ‘Land jihad’ has occurred. It feels like the train is passing through Pakistan. If this continues then in the near future, this railway line that connect south India to north India will get captured and it will be similar to how PFI tried to separate the ‘chicken neck’ region from India”
“In Solapur, some Hindu boys marched to the Collector’s office in wedding attire protesting that they are not finding girls to marry. I want to say to those young boys that if you want to hold protest, March to that Mosque (video mutes).. go to the Madrassas where it is taught how to cheat our women”
“It is taught in these mosques how to tie kalava, how to keep fake identity, they are given motorcycles. This is an organized crime. They are big dacoits and terrorists and so that there is a law against it, I am coming to Maharashtra”
“Today is a Christian festival. There are 2% Christians in India, at least the ones who tell their real names, leave aside the fake ones. The festival of these 2% is being imposed on the 98% people. The Hindus are so gullible that they are putting up Christmas trees in hotels, malls, airports. Is there any relation of Christmas trees and India? (Crowd echoes a ‘No’) But we were made into fools. From December 25 to January 5, we will not see anything else. Our children will grow up looking at Christmas tree and they will think is ours and that is why Sudarshan (his news channel) since the past 10-12 years has started worshipping the tulsi plant instead of worshipping Christmas tree”
“Christianity has ruined our intellect. In your area as well, Christians are carrying out religious conversions. You must be thinking that only Dalits must be getting converted but even Adivasis are getting converted in large numbers. Especially members of the Banjara community are being made to convert in large numbers and in opposition to this, Jalgaon district held a International Banjara Kumbh and we should all support it. The Christians and Muslims conspired against us. In the name of Islam, they took Pakistan, yet even after independence, many of our Education Ministers were Muslims. Our first Education was not even Indian, he was a Saudi national. He was educated in a Madrassa and was making our education policy. Along with Christians, they did not let the stories our Hindu Bravehearts come to the forefront. In CBSE syllabus there are only four lines dedicated to Shivaji Maharaj. Aurangzeb, Babur, Khilji find mention. Today, this is getting transformed. If you fall into her mentality then your next generation will be Muslims.”
“Back then who got scared, today they are Muslims. Today who lives in fear will tomorrow become Muslim.
“I want to say to the Buddhists of Indian to learn something from Buddhists of Myanmar. They kicked our and chased away the Rohingyas from their country. They said your Jihad will not work in our country. I am the world’s first journalist or first individual against whom a case against hate speech is on-going at the Supreme court. People who know the law, know that after a crime is committed, it first goes to trial court, then sessions court, then high court and then Supreme court. Last year on December 19, in Delhi I took the oath of Hindu Rashtra, against that many jihadis raise their voice. I only took the same oath which was taken by Shivaji Maharaj on 26 April 1645 at Raireshwar. You tell me, Mavlas of Maharashtra, is it a crime to take Shivaji Maharaj’s Hindu rashtra oath? And if it is a crime, then will you still take that oath? (The audience yells ‘yes’)”
“My lawyer said to me that If you speak on the dais, this will upset the judge. I am not making this speech to please any judge I am challenging the traitors in this country.”
“Earlier the slogan was “We will fight and take Pakistan” now the slogan is “we will smile and take Hindustan”. Someone asked me what does “take with a smile” mean? I said having 4 wives and 44 children is matter of laughing. By this, India is being captured, will we let that happen? (Audience yells ‘no’).
“Raise your hands in fists and say, “will you let Hindustan get captured?” (Audience yells ‘no’)
“Because of these dogs like Owaisi (mutes)…I take back my words. I can’t call him a dog because dogs are faithful. (muted)
“Those who said we will not come to Hindustan; Sardar Patel made them rub their noses to the ground.”
“This situation could out of control hence I am warning those converted to Christianity, those who have become secular I am urging them also to become real Hindus.”
“I am telling Muslim girls that if they marry Hindu boys, they will get 10 (muted). Even if any Hindu forget to watch Sudarshan (news) someday, Muslims never fail to watch Sudarshan. Sudarshan channel is watched by either lions or pigs”.
The video may be viewed here:
Far-right Hindu groups have adopted a new strategy to avoid their hate speeches from coming under the scanner.
They mute live stream of segments where speakers deliver anti-Muslim remarks.
Suresh Chavhanke delivered one such speech at Hindu Janajagruti Samiti event on Dec 25. pic.twitter.com/AhYb5DhMcz
— HindutvaWatch (@HindutvaWatchIn) December 29, 2022