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JNU administration cut power supply to block BBC documentary screening, allege students

By | Written by Aryan Prakash
Jan 24, 2023 11:05 PM IST

The JNU administration had threatened disciplinary action against screening the film as no permission was sought from the authorities.

High drama ensued at the Jawaharlal University campus after the students alleged being attacked with stones in a bid to stop them from watching BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The students were watching the documentary on their mobile phones after they alleged the university administration snapped off electricity supply to block the screening of the controversial documentary.

However, the Delhi Police denied report of stone pelting from the campus. “I repeat again, no such incident reported to us so far”, Manoj C, DCP (South West) told reporters.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union yesterday had announced the screening of ‘India: The Modi Question’, the documentary which has triggered a massive political controversy in India and abroad. The university administration had threatened disciplinary action against screening the film as no permission was sought from the authorities.

The administration had said the screening of the documentary might disturb peace and harmony of the university campus.

The documentary is based on the events that transpired during the 2002 Gujarat riots when PM Modi was serving as the Gujarat chief minister. the first part of the series was aired in the UK on January 17, and has triggered a massive controversy. Last week, the ministry of external affairs called the documentary a propaganda and said it reflects a colonial mindset.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union yesterday had announced the screening of ‘India: The Modi Question’
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union yesterday had announced the screening of ‘India: The Modi Question’

More than 50 tweets have been struck down following the Centre's crackdown on the documentary. The government had even ordered YouTube to take down videos sharing the documentary.

Law minister Kiren Rijiju too slammed the BBC documentary, calling it a malicious campaign launched both within and outside the country. "Some people consider the BBC above the Supreme Court of India," he had said.

The opposition parties have slammed the Centre for its crackdown on the BBC documentary. In Kerala, the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth wing of the ruling CPI(M) had announced that it will screen the documentary in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram today evening.

(With bureau inputs)

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