Those opposing Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment are ‘anti-Hindu’: RSS mouthpiece

The write-up, titled ‘FTII row: Protest or Conspiracy?’, also labelled some filmmakers, including Rajkumar Hirani who is on the board of FTII, “anti-Hindu”.

Written by Liz Mathew | Amitabh Sinha & Anubhuti Vishnoinew Delhi | Updated: July 18, 2015 3:23 pm
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Amid protests from students and a section of the film fraternity against the appointment of actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India, RSS weekly Organiser has said in an article that those opposing Chauhan’s appointment are “anti-Hindu”.

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It also said that “only a mentally challenged will challenge Chauhan’s credentials”.

An article in the latest issue of Organiser said that after the government appointed Chauhan, “anti-Hindu fringe elements did what they are best at. They started protesting…”

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Referring to media reports which suggested that Chauhan lacked “qualification and experience”, and that his was a political appointment, the article, written by Sandeep Singh — founder of the website http://www.swastik.net.in — said that “Chauhan, who is best known for his portrayal of…Yudhisthira in the TV serial Mahabharat…does not lack credentials”.

“He has worked in around 150 movies and over 600 TV serials and has an experience of 34 years in the industry,” it said.

“So, the question of credentials is not only a farce but it can very well be argued that all the credentials of students and regular faculties of FTII put together will be of no match to the credentials of Chauhan. Only a mentally challenged will challenge Chauhan’s credentials,” it added.

The article also claimed the protests “smell of conspiracy”.

Quoting a report in The Indian Express, the article said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government had sanctioned Rs 80 crore for the institute last year, and a new studio was being built there. “All these have made no difference to the so-called well-wishers of the institute, because their interest lies not in the well-being of the institute and students, but in furthering the anti-Hindu propaganda,” it said.

The write-up, titled ‘FTII row: Protest or Conspiracy?’, also labelled some filmmakers, including Rajkumar Hirani who is on the board of FTII, “anti-Hindu”.

The article also said that former FTII chairman U R Ananthamurthy has “never acted in his life. But, he did run for the Lok Sabha elections in 2004 in which he stated that his prime ideological objective…was to fight the BJP”.

It also labelled director Mrinal Sen a “confirmed Marxist”, Girish Karnad “a known Hindu-hater”, Shyam Benegal “known for (his) anti-BJP stand” and Mahesh Bhatt a “porn promoter whose son was befriended by David Headley, an accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks”.

Referring to IIT-Madras reversing its decision to de-recognise Ambedkar Periyar study group, the article said the Centre “buckled under the pressure of fringe elements” and “allowed anti-Hindu activities to be carried on”.

“They did not realise that post this incident, such fringe elements will raise their head across institutes with rejuvenated vigour,” it added.

This comes a week after another article in the weekly’s previous edition referred to IIM -Ahmedabad chairman A M Naik’s reservations against the sweeping powers of the government in the draft IIM bill. The article had alleged that the “government funded institutes from tax-payers’ money are becoming ground for anti-India and anti-Hindu activities”. It also suggested that the “Board of Governors should be made responsible” for this.

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    Communal Rukstales
    Jul 19, 2015 at 9:13 pm
    RSS can take their CasteShareOfLand = 1% and go build their own nation e.g. stan/Bangladesh; Their potion is less than 1% in India;
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      Ashvinaacho
      Jul 18, 2015 at 10:38 am
      All these well known Hindu haters and people who were highly prejudiced against anything Hindu and India were appointed to almost all the top posts in many central government funded insutions. Those brainwashed leftist - pseudo intellectuals carried out all kind of anti Hindu and anti national agenda and performed very poorly in achieving these organisation's stated goals and objectives. Whenever they were criticized, they raised the bogey of " secularism" as they did not have any thing to defend their incapability. The lathargic Congress culture of wasting people's money to spread venom against the very people whose money is utilised to run these organisations has to be staopped at any costs. The people of India are with you, Prime Minister !!! Who are these leftists whose electoral support in India is limited to getting just 2% votes to impose prescriptive agendas to the people of India ?
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        Ashvinaacho
        Jul 18, 2015 at 10:50 am
        Secular anti national zealots have wated people's money to denigrate the very people of India whose interests and honour they are supposed to protect and further !!!Another secular zealot Amarthya Sen who was appointed the head of Nalanda University by UPA government, wasted Rs.3000 crore ( who knows which are the ways through which this money flowed out) and constructed a building much smaller than a typical Sulabh Souchalay which costs just 3.5 crores to construct !!! Now he is barking " secularism" to cover up his corrupt deeds and utter inefficiency !!! Who are these self styled champions of "secularism" to prescribe utterly anti - Hindu & anti national agendas to the society ?
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          Namitha
          Jul 18, 2015 at 10:24 am
          Being BJP and RSS man you can't appreciate any logical and sane thing
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            Namitha
            Jul 18, 2015 at 10:23 am
            Being BJP or RSS man you
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              Smoker
              Jul 18, 2015 at 1:31 pm
              Wow! RSS is authority to decide someone as hindu or non hindu, national or anti national. RSS should get rid of such dumb mouthpieces and should start with mohan bhagwat. By the way isnt mohan bhagwat a dynast just like ghandhis
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                Rak
                Jul 18, 2015 at 11:50 am
                Now RSS is going to tell us who is Hindu and not . Anyone who does not hold their view is anti Hindu
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                  TIHAEwale
                  Jul 18, 2015 at 5:41 pm
                  going thro GajendraChauhan film career ifind he had licenced Jawani series of films like Akshay had Khiladi series, Govcinda had No 1 so Gajendra heading a international repute insution may not be illustrious.
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                    Ruth Mesa
                    Jul 18, 2015 at 3:53 pm
                    Dons to penetrate Hollywood and began to control it Correction , please read Bollywood instead of Hollywood.
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