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IIT Delhi criticised for inviting pretend information peddler Ashok Swain, postpones occasion citing Covid

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Ashok Swain, a Twitter person who is understood for his serial pretend information peddling and Hinduphobia needed to face a downturn after IIT Delhi postponed its on-line literature pageant ‘literati’ scheduled for January 23, after inviting Swain to talk. This might be after IIT Delhi confronted huge criticism on social media for inviting Left propagandists and ordinary pretend information peddlers to talk.
Netizens had been seen criticising the institute for its panel choice on the scheduled ‘literati’ fest. Users referred to as IIT Delhi as one other ‘Urban Naxal hub’ like JNU and mentioned {that a} government-funded establishment inviting such pretend information peddlers is ‘shameful’.
Sad to see @iitdelhi inviting Anti India Propagandist like Ashok Swain and Kawalpreet Kaur. They do not deserve a platform like this. pic.twitter.com/8EAOhYXhgS— Rais Pathan (@PathanRaisKhan) January 18, 2022
Many social media customers had criticised IIT Delhi for inviting solely Left propagandists to talk on the occasion.
.@iitdelhi ‘Literati’ occasion ‘Polarised Politics’. Fair sufficient to have diversified opinion however what’s level when all 3- Ajay Gudavathy (JNU Prof, TheWire OpEd), Kawalpreet Kaur (AISA, Riots UAPA accused), & Ashok Swain (would not want intro) having pathetically propagandist stance?? pic.twitter.com/EceBtbBzTf— The Hawk Eye (@thehawkeyex) January 18, 2022
Ashok Swain taking to Twitter on Thursday knowledgeable that the occasion had been cancelled citing COVID causes. “I was invited to the IIT-Delhi’s annual literary fest panel to discuss what it means to be political this Sunday? Unsurprisingly, the Hindu right-wing yesterday started a campaign against my invitation. Today, the ‘online’ event got postponed in the name of Covid”, he tweeted.
Surprisingly, I used to be invited to the IIT-Delhi’s annual literary fest panel to debate what it means to be political this Sunday? Unsurprisingly, the Hindu right-wing yesterday began a marketing campaign towards my invitation. Today, the ‘online’ occasion obtained postponed within the identify of Covid.— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) January 19, 2022
He additional mentioned that he was stunned to get the invitation from IIT Delhi. In its annual lecture sequence, the IITD had scheduled a session of ‘Political Stance and Identity’ with Ajay Gudavarthy, Ashok Swain and Kawalpreet Kaur, which apparently obtained cancelled.
On Instagram, the IITD deal with for the ‘Literati’ occasion had shared that their scheduled program has been ‘postponed indefinitely’. They mentioned that lots of their workforce members have been affected by the pandemic.

Swain is a serial pretend information peddler
It is pertinent to notice that Ashok Swain, who claims to be a Professor of ‘Peace and Conflict Research’ at Uppsala University has a historical past of spreading lies, pretend information and blatant Hinduphobia. He had in 2018, claimed that the NDA authorities was triggering battle between India and Pakistan to achieve electoral factors. These claims of his had been additionally picked up by Pakistani media for absolving Pakistan of the ghastly terrorist assault in Pulwama.
Swain had proudly tweeted that his tweets obtained the ‘Prime Time Attention in Pakistan’.
RT if you happen to assume there’s a typo in his surname pic.twitter.com/Hq3xh4TTpA— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) April 13, 2020
Reports point out that Ashok Swain had in previous additionally unfold pretend information a few Muslim boy alleging that he was set on fireplace by ‘Hindutva beasts’ for not chanting Jai Shri Ram, regardless of the police clarifying that it was a pretend information. He usually peddles blatant pretend information that’s already debunked and by no means acknowledges it. He had even indulged in cyberbullying of a teenage Hindu woman who was chosen for a NASA internship.
Following the violent riots within the United States within the identify of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ motion final yr, Swain had referred to as for related riots and violence in India for the so-called “extra-judicial killings” of Muslims within the nation. He had demanded to copy the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests within the United States and Canada within the identify of ‘Muslim Lives Matter’ in India.