The trending hashtag #ArrestSudhirChaudhury on social media platform X (formerly Twitter) has gained momentum after the Aadivasi Sena in Jharkhand filed a police complaint against prominent Indian TV journalist Sudhir Chaudhary.
The complaint accuses Chaudhary of making casteist remarks during his primetime show “Black and White” on Aaj Tak. This controversy unfolded following the Enforcement Directorate’s arrest of former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren in a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam on February 1.
Chaudhary’s allegedly objectionable comments, made on January 31, triggered a swift response as the complaint was filed under the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 at the Ranchi police station. The trending hashtag reflects the public outcry demanding accountability for the journalist’s remarks.
दोस्तों कुछ लोग आरेस्ट कराने के लिए ट्विटर x पर ट्रेंड कर रहे है #ArrestSudhirChaudhary तो उन्हें स्पष्ट बता देना चाहता हूँ…
बेबाक़ निर्डरता से पत्रकारिता करता रहूँगा 🔥🔥
ट्विटर पर ट्रेंड कराकर एक सच्चे पत्रकार की अवाज को दबा नहीं पाओगे..लिब्रांडुओ..
This is not the first time Sudhir Chaudhary has found himself amid controversy. Previously, he faced legal repercussions in Kerala for spreading religious animosity during his tenure with Zee News.
According to a report by Newslaundry, Chaudhary’s comments questioned whether the Soren family should receive reservation benefits or any advantages under the SC/ST Act. On the eve of Soren’s arrest, Chaudhary reportedly remarked that a night in jail for the former Jharkhand chief minister would be akin to regressing “20, 30, 40 years like an Adivasi to the jungle.”
The controversy comes against the backdrop of Hemant Soren becoming the third chief minister of Jharkhand to be arrested, following in the footsteps of his father Shibu Soren, and Madhu Koda. The public reaction to the trending hashtag indicates heightened scrutiny and calls for accountability regarding Chaudhary’s comments and the broader issue of casteist remarks in media discourse.