Interview with Suresh Chavhanke of Sudarshan News on ‘Bharat Bachao Yatra’

In an era when most media houses in the country operate within the boundaries defined by the nation’s Nehruvian elite, and stay clear of any topics considered taboo by the secularists, one news TV channel in the country has openly challenged these norms.

Sudarshan News is a Hindi news channel based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, which was launched on January 26, 2007. Shri Suresh Chavhanke is the chairman, managing director and also Editor in Chief of Sudarshan News. From its inception, Sudarshan News has boldly spoken up on pressing issues impacting national integrity.

Recently, Chavhanke ji undertook a ‘Bharat Bachao Yatra‘ (Save Bharat March) over 70 days, covering 20,000 km to spread awareness on the urgent need for population control and to urge the Government to introduce a 2-child policy to restrict Bharatiya citizens from having no more than two childrenThe usual left-liberal lawyer/activist cabal tried their usual tricks to stop the march, but the Surpeme Court rejected their petition.

In this interview, Mayank Jain ji spoke with Shri Suresh Chavhanke on his experiences during the march and the response it elicitied-

Some key highlights of the interview –

  • Bharat gave the rallying cry of ‘hum do, hamare do‘ (we two and our two children) in 1952 for family planning. Hindus have by & large adhered to this, but the Muslim community has not. We cannot afford to remain quiet on this anymore.
  • Shri Chavhanke was amazed to find how insecure Hindus are in a multitude of no-go zones across the length & breadth of the country. At many spots, he was advised by police and IAS officers not to go to certain parts of towns & cities as they said it posed a risk to him. No state is free of this phenomenon. In Coimbatore, he was stopped by administration who said that no rally with bhagwa (saffron) flags has passed through the city in the last 14 years.
  • Most of the support for the march came from poor Hindus – they are the ones who have a greater capacity to fight. Even financial support mostly came in form of donations of Rs 100 or less.
  • Prosperous Hindus are not having more than one child – that makes them even more reluctant to join such a cause.
  • 46 MPs, all from BJP, pledged their support for this movement. Few local leaders from NCP and Congress also came forward, including some Muslims leaders too. The Godhra MP, whose son had tragically passed away just a few days back, too came forward – he said that his son was gone, but future generations of Hindu children would not survive without this law.
  • The rally saw an unnaturally high number of 10 ‘accidents’. In Rajasthan, a luxury bus driven by a Muslim driver rammed into their convoy three times.
  • These Muslim majority no-go zones are law unto themselves – they are the den of illegal electricity, water connections etc. On camera, police plead helplessness as they say they are only following orders of political masters, but off camera they all supported this movement – even some Muslim police officers supported us as they see what is happening within their communities.
  • People reported hundreds of Love Jihad cases from all over – especially West UP, Bengal, Kerala. In Maharashtra, he met more than one dozen husbands whose wives were lured away by Muslim men.
  • Most Muslims are ignorant of these issues, but there is a jihadi section for whom the only solution is strong hand of the law.
  • Modern influences and Western narrative have promoted a culture of extreme individualism in Hindu society – people have the most modern gadgetry in their homes and hi-fi security systems, but all this is pointless once the demography in your neighbourhood changes. Now, even fleeing to Western nations is not so easy if that is what the urban, well-off Hindu is thinking.
  • Europe is also struggling with a similar problem albeit on a far lesser scale, but they have woken up as can be seen by recent actions in countries like Poland, Hungary etc. We are still sleeping due to political selfishness.
  • There is a campaign to collect 10 crore signatures from all over the country. Once we collect these many signatures, we hope that parliamentarians will be forced to pass this population control law.

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