Group of ex-civil servants asks for sturdy motion towards Sudharshan TV

Mukesh Ranjan

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 1

A bunch of over 90 former civil servants on Tuesday wrote to the authorities within the authorities demanding sturdy motion towards Sudharshan TV for its proposed telecast of a communally-charged collection on the recruitment of IAS and IPS officers within the nation.

In a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B), the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the civil servants have referred to as for “stronger administrative and legal action” towards Sudarshan TV for its “communally charged, divisive and sensational series” on the recruitment course of.

Incidentally, the Delhi High Court has already granted an interim keep on the telecast.

“This series claims to be an expose of a conspiracy in the recruitment process that has resulted in a sudden increase in the number of Muslim officers selected for the two most prestigious services — IAS and IPS — in the country. Jamia Millia Islamia has been singled out in this context,” the letter learn.

It went on so as to add that it was “completely perverse” to allege that there was a conspiracy to infiltrate Muslim officers into the providers or “to use terms such as UPSC Jihad or Civil Services Jihad” on this connection.

“The country is already smouldering with hate speech against Muslims, including allegations of Corona Jihad and Love Jihad, which various courts have found to be false. This telecast will add further fuel to that fire,” it mentioned.

Noting the latest judgment by the Supreme Court, whereas not granting a keep on the telecast of the programme, the ex-bureaucrats mentioned: “We note that under statutory provisions, competent authorities are vested with powers to ensure compliance with the law, including provisions of the criminal law intended to ensure social harmony and the peaceful co-existence of all communities.”

The group additionally urged the authorities involved to order lodging of FIRs beneath the related authorized provisions.

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