October 2016


Last Thursday (18th October 2016) at 8 PM there was a program called Aytha Ezhuthu in Thanthi TV where a retired IAS officer (Mr. Christudas Gandhi) has been airing blasphemous comments on Sri Rama like he is intending to slipper at the deity. This type of public airing has created a lot of mental turbulence to millions of pious Hindu people world wide. Such type of gestures from a professional administration services is not a welcome act.

Even as a layman in law, we can say that his act stands in sharp violation of the following IPC sections

  1. 153 A Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language
  2. 295 Injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class
  3. 298 Uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person
  4. 505 Statements conducing to public mischief

There has been a sharp uproar in many sections of social media and a few of us tried reaching Thanthi TV to see if they can get the person appear on the screen again and tender an unconditional apology for his act and to withdraw the statement. However the people at Thanthi TV helpdesk (reception) are nonchalant to our requests.

A formal complaint has been submitted to the following authorities:

  1. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting via CpGrams MOIAB/E/2016/02438
  2. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India PMOPG/E/2016/0397728

Meanwhile a lawyer from Kanyakumari has also filed a police complaint against the offender as below. (Shared from Whatsapp)

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Despite repeated reprimands and requests, sales girls and sales men at Axis Bank do not budge. Unsolicited Personal Loan Sales Offer from +91 744 926 0690 (5th October 2016 at 14:22 hours) came in today on my cell phone.

The caller introduced herself as Anu. Initially she was telling affiliated to T. Nagar branch and later says Kodambakkam branch. When asked verification from branch manager she disconnected the phone.

Previous Incidents of Telemarketing Reported on Axis Bank

1) March 2016: DEABD/E/2016/02533
2) April 2016: DEABD/E/2016/02585
3) May 2016: DEABD/E/2016/02588

I have requested for the following compensation Requested from Axis Bank which is pending with the complaint number (N013583149) in Nodal Officer’s bucket.

  1. Airtime Loss: INR 5
  2. Data Charges in Transmitting Report with AMR format of Recorded Conversation: INR 25
  3. Total INR 30

Available Options for sending the compensation for Axis Bank:

  • Top up my Vodafone Number
  • NEFT the balance to my DBS Digibank Mumbai Account

CpGrams: DEABD/E/2016/12192

It is now second time in the span of six months it is happening. After escalating a fake scammy call from a Axis Bank telemarketer, a call from local police constable on the pretext of some vague address verification. The first one is narrated here.

Looks like the chennai telemarketers of Axis Bank have an unholy nexus with police department to threaten people not to report against them. Reporting this to Nodal Department of Axis Bank is yet another joke because they are simply incompetant to act on the excesses of their chennai operations.